Autumn is one of Japan’s easiest seasons to spend time in, due to the mild weather and beautiful scenery. During this season, you don't only see autumn tints but also Japanese pampas grass (silver grass) in a plateau, a sign of autumn. When wind blows, you can hear the sound of the silver grass.
Located near Hakone, Sengokubara is good place to enjoy (another) autumn in Japan.
If you would visit Tokyo, do take a trip to nearby Kamakura.
It's just one hour by train from Tokyo, but the atmosphere there is totally different from the bustling Tokyo.
I recommend Hokokuji, where you can enjoy green tea and nice view of bamboo garden.
Misaki Magura みさきまぐろ
Misaki is quite famous for its fishing, landing and dealing of tunas. Different from the Tokyo Tsukiji market, the Misaki market deals with just tuna, and there are many nice tuna restaurants in this small fishing port. If you are a tuna lover, then try to visit there and enjoy marble tuna (fatty tuna) there.
It's around 1.5 hours by train from Tokyo, and there is a combo ticket for train, bus and free meal coupon in restaurants.
Have you visited Enoshima, near Kamakura, which is just an hour by train from Tokyo?
The small offshore island is filled with many shrines, temples, seafood restaurants and cats. If you are at Tokyo, do consider dropping by Enoshima.
PS: This island is also considered to be special place for couples because there is a bell for eternity love <3 And ring a bell on 'couple's hill' for your eternal love.
When turban shell is grilled with shoyu, sake and mirin, there is a very good scent of the sea. Yes, you should try this at a stall near the sea.
The shell is very chewy and a bit sweet. Enoshima is famous for this food and the best season to try it is from Feb to May.
Whitebait of sardines しらす
In a bowl of whitebait of sardines, usually there are dried and fresh sardines, or shirasu (しらす). In some area like Kamakura and Kanagawa, you can try just fresh whitebait of sardine! Put a spoonful of shirasu in your mouth and you can feel the sea in it.