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Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas at This Temple in Kyoto With Some Matcha Desserts

With the rainy season in Japan comes the season of hydrangeas. Among the many places to see these beautiful flowers, Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺) in Uji (宇治), Kyoto (京都) is extremely famous. Let’s check it out! Hydrangeas in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ The types of hydrangeas that bloom in Japan during the rainy season are limited to this…

How Many of These 10 Unique Lily Varieties Native to Japan Do You Know?

Many people do not know this but Japan is home to many lily varieties. In fact, some people say that it is the best place to find lilies. There are some unique hybrid varieties of lilies found in different regions of Japan that you will surely be interested in. Let’s take a look! 1. Teppo…

See Millions of Beautiful Lilies at This Flower Viewing Event in Osaka This Summer

Looking for things to do in Osaka this summer? How about seeing 2.5 million lilies simultaneously in bloom at Osaka Maishima Yurien Garden (大阪舞洲ゆり園)? This garden by the bay is definitely a must-visit place this summer season. Be captivated by the beauty of these flowers with the following activities available in the garden! 1. Stroll…

Welcome Summer With Limited-Edition Themed Accessories at This Event in Tokyo!

Atelier Senka (アトリエ染花) was opened in 1981 as a costume accessory shop. The corsages from Atelier Senka have been very popular amongst fashion designers in the industry as each one is hand-dyed and hand-crafted into a unique shape. The motto of the brand is to create flower decorations that are loved by people even when…

Check Out These 2 Amazing Iris Festivals Accessible From Tokyo!

Soon, irises, or “ayame (あやめ)” in Japanese, are going to be in full bloom in Japan. As a matter of fact, two big iris festivals are about to take place in Katori City (香取市), Chiba Prefecture (千葉県) and Itako City (潮来市), Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県). These two cities face each other across the Hitachi-Tone River (常陸利根川).…

Feel Transported to the Netherlands at This Tulip Fair in Hokkaido This May!

You do not have to go all the way to the Netherlands just to see tulips when you can have it here in Japan, on the scenic island of Hokkaido (北海道). Hokkaido’s climate is well suited for tulips, lilacs, and many other attractive flowers. Nothing can spring emotions like a beautiful tulip flower which is…

Don’t Miss the Biggest Spring Festival for Lilacs in Sapporo This May!

Spring 2017 in Sapporo (札幌) is going to be full of excitement with lots of events. Sapporo is usually known for its winter festivals such as the Snow Festival (雪まつり), which is probably the largest event to take place in Hokkaido (北海道). However, there are other grand-scale events such as the Yosakoi Soran (よさこいソーラン) Festival…

Take Part in the Top 5 Sunflower Festivals of Japan This Summer!

Japan’s seasonal flower festivals attract thousands of tourists each year. If you are looking to appreciate nature’s beauty while in the country, don’t miss these five sunflower festivals this summer! 1. Akeno Sunflower Festival (あけのひまわりフェスティバル) hokuto-kanko.jp/ Over 600,000 sunflowers welcome visitors at the Akeno Sunflower Field (明野のひまわり畑) during the annual Akeno Sunflower Festival in Hokuto…

Witness the Beautiful Bloom of Iris Flowers at These 4 Festivals in Japan!

Many kinds of flowers grow on Japan’s land and one of them is the Japanese iris in its beautiful shades of blue and purple. See the full bloom of iris flowers that blanket select parks and gardens in Japan at these four iris festivals! 1. Suigo Itako Iris Festival (水郷潮来あやめまつり – May 27 to June…

On the Lookout for Japanese Artisanal Products? Drop by TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO

If you are looking for a cute craft store that sells Japan-made objects to add to your daily life or get as a souvenir, try visiting TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO (トーキョーファンタスティック表参道). This shop features products made by craftsmen and artisans from across the country. TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO blog.tokyofantastic.jp/ Located just three minutes away from Omotesando Station…
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