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Indulge in Melodious Music Under the Moonlit Autumn Sky at Sankeien in Yokohama

As the long autumn nights approach, are you wondering about what you can do other than explore the nightlife or enjoy a nice dinner? If music is your thing and you are interested in exploring a traditional Japanese garden under the moonlit sky, how about heading to Sankeien (三渓園) to participate in its kangetsukai (観月会)…

Find Out How to Reserve Your Visit to a Unique Temple and UNESCO Site in Kyoto!

Kyoto is famous for many things, especially its beautiful temples. One of them, the Saiho-ji Temple (also known as ‘Moss temple’ or ‘Koke-dera’) is exceptional because you won’t actually find this kind of Zen temple anywhere else. There is a marvelous garden inside Saiho-ji, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of heritage…

The 4 Best Places to See Maple Leaf Hues in Tokyo This Autumn 2017

Autumn is almost ready to knock on the doors of Japan and fill its landscapes with autumn leaves (koyo). Many gardens with Japanese maple trees (momiji) turn red, brightening up the whole area. If you live in the urban districts of Tokyo such as Shinjuku or Bunkyo, here are the four best places to see…

Relax in These 3 Famous Japanese Gardens in Tottori Prefecture

Tottori is a Japanese prefecture in the Chugoku region, famous for its sand dunes and beautiful gardens. If you’re in need for some relaxation in nature, visit these three famous and beautiful gardens in Tottori. They can offer plenty of stunning views and tranquility, amidst which you can relax and enjoy the nature around you.…

Ohori Park: Quiet Your Soul in Fukuoka’s Japanese Garden

Have you ever visited a traditional Japanese garden? If not, you’re missing out. There is something completely unique about how the Japanese construct their gardens. It goes far beyond the materials used and the flowers they plant and penetrates into the very soul of what a scenic garden is – a place to find peace.…

Bring Nature Home and Create Your Own Sanctuary with a Japanese Tsubo-Niwa Set!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities of Japan, many people still manage to find time to connect with nature through a sanctuary called tsubo-niwa. In a country where every inch of land area matters, a small parcel lot is dedicated to incorporate tsubo-niwa among the design of modern homes and buildings such…

Kinkaku-ji: See Why the Sparkling Gold Delight of Kyoto is a Must-Visit!

There are innumerable tourist destinations to visit in Kyoto – if you’re only there for a few days it’s almost impossible to whittle the list down to an achievable total. However, one thing that should be included on everybody’s list is Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion. This beautiful structure is one of the most stunning things…

3 Easy Ways to Spot the Differences Between Cherry, Plum and Peach Blossoms!

Japanese gardens in spring are always surrounded by so many beautiful flowers that it can sometimes be easy to mistake any pink flowers you happen to spot as the famous cherry blossom (sakura). But this is not always the case, there are certain features that differentiate the cherry, plum, and peach blossoms among all the…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in Asia, buildings and streets showcasing foreign influence…
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