azalea (tsutsuji)

Check Out These 2 Festivals in Kasama, Ibaraki During Golden Week 2017

Do you love Japanese pottery? Would you like to buy some beautiful and artistic souvenirs from Japan? How about flowers? Would you like to go flower viewing during the remaining springtime? If so, here are two events in Kasama City (笠間市), Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県) that you must not miss this Golden Week 2017! 1. Kasama…

3 Things to Do at This Flower Park in Japan This Wisteria Blooming Season

Booking a flight to Japan can be challenging for those who want to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms during springtime. Some might be lucky enough to get a flight in early to mid-April, just in time for sakura, but there are those who settle for late April to early May. But don’t worry…

Uncover the Charm of the People’s Garden – Kairakuen in Ibaraki

Kairakuen in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture ranks as one of the top three gardens in Japan along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama. Being the nearest to the Tokyo Metropolitan area as compared to its peers, Kairakuen is also the second largest city park in terms of area space, just behind New York’s…

10 Fun Things You Should Do During Springtime in Japan!

Spring is probably the best season of the year. It is the time when life is at its fullest in everything! The flowers are in bloom, birds are happily chirping, and lovers can be seen taking walks at the park. Spring is basically nature’s way of saying “let’s party!” Don’t miss out on the fun!…

3 things to enjoy during the Japanese Spring

Spring in Japan usually begins at the end of February when temperatures begin to rise slightly and the landscape awakens from its winter slumber. Spring offers many attractions in Japan and different ways to experience the country season. Here are some aspects of the Spring in Japan and its beautiful romantic landscapes and atmosphere that…

Not Only Sakura: Spring Blossoms in Japan

Author’s photo Sakura is the most famous seasonal flower in Japan. It is the symbol of spring. People from all over Japan look forward to this season, when they can unfold their picnic mats and gather over a neatly-packed bento with cans of beer while viewing the pretty cherry blossoms. It is the most awaited…

Azalea Festival, another beauty of cherry blossom

Tsutsuji Matsuri Author’s photo Spring brings so much beauty to Tokyo. Unlike it’s more famous cherry blossom cousin, azaleas are often overlooked. Not many people know that there is a whole festival dedicated to these beauties. Usually near the end of April and the beginning of May, the Tsutsuji Matsuri (azalea festival) is one not…