November is the beginning of winter in Japan. In Hokkaido, the snow already starts falling. In Tokyo, too, it gets cold enough to wear a coat or jacket. We don’t have huge autumn sales like Black Friday in the US and Singles’ Day in China, but you will see many new styles for Winter 2016 at department stores and boutiques. Enjoy the latest trends in fashion!
This month is also a perfect time to enjoy a lot of delicious food, especially fruits, and beautiful autumn colors on trees, such as bright red maples. Don’t forget to check out autumn-themed items, sweets, and clothes using the beautiful red. You’ll see winter illuminations everywhere toward the end of the month, too.