hydrangea (ajisai)

10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Celebrate the Coming of Summer With These 2 Flower Festivals in Tokyo This 2018

Summer is the season of fireworks, air conditioners, and shaved ice. With the hot, humid, and heavy rainy season comes some of Japan’s best festivals often involving fire or floating shrines. Along with the downpour and the crazy celebrations comes some amazing flowers. Cherry blossom season has already come and gone, but you will be…

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…

Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas (Ajisai) at These 3 Spots in Japan!

“Tsuyu” or the rainy season is generally an avoided season for tourists in Japan. Tsuyu starts approximately in early June and lasts until the end of July. The fog and almost everyday rain hide the beauty of many popular attractions, making it difficult to enjoy the nature and navigate between multiple places. But thanks to…

Kamakura: A Complete Guide to the Essential Experience in Japan

Kamakura, with its rich history, beautiful nature and numerous mystical spots, is potentially the most unique place in Japan. The city offers so much to see and do in every season, that once you’ve arrived, you may never want to leave. Kamakura is located about 50 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, and is easily accesible by…

Experience Nature while riding on Japan’s Hydrangea Train

In the middle of June, when the hydrangeas are in full bloom, many people jump onto the trains of Hakone Tozan Railway, which runs between Hakone-Yumoto and Gora. This is the only mountain railway in Japan which can make you feel like you are in the middle of nature while riding a train, which is…

Planning your Trip to Japan by Season: Which is the Best Season?

For many people who live outside of Japan planning a trip is an exciting prospect. Flights and hotels can be expensive, especially if you are coming from far away so you want to make the most out of your trip to Japan. There are many things to take into account when you are planning your…

Upcoming June Events In Enoshima Aquarium!

Here are a few events for the month of June that will be taking place at the Enoshima Aquarium. If you are in Japan in June, why not go visit? image.mypl.net/ The Enoshima Aquarium is on the mainland right near Enoshima. The current Enoshima Aquarium opened in 2005. Bottlenose Dolphin Baby! The Enoshima Aquarium is…
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