The seasons are very important to the Japanese. Just as in spring people look forward to the cherry blossoms, in the fall people await the changing of color of the leaves. Fall is the season for eating, exercising and reading and in autumn many schools and municipalities hold sports festivals. Viewing colorful leaves is also popular among foreign travelers and there are lists of the best places in Japan to see fall colors.
Fall is a great time to visit Germany for the mild weather, local wine festivals and the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. This year, this annual folk and beer festival kicked off on September 17 and will last until October 3, which is expected to attract millions of visitors from all over the world.
October to February is the best time to travel to Cambodia. Besides the famed Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple, it is quite an experience to enjoy sightseeing by boat on the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
If you want to see something different and more vibrant, Australia is the place to see some spring colors at this time. In October, Australia celebrates the return of spring with flower festivals and people start to have outdoor barbecues again.