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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…

Nature Lovers Would Love to Visit This Buried Forest Museum in Uozu, Toyama!

While Toyama (富山) is often overlooked by tourists who flock to the neighboring Ishikawa (石川), this off-the-beaten-path city has a lot to offer. Toyama is home to a small castle, a spectacular glass museum, and the amazing hotaru ika (ほたるいか) or firefly squid. However, there is one more spot that makes it a worthwhile city…

5 Best Firefly Viewing Events and Spots in Osaka This Early Summer

Firefly sightings in this modern day have become very rare. I used to enjoy watching them light up a whole tree when I was young, but for some reason, they are becoming rare to find. Especially in the city, with all the technological advances everywhere and the colorful bright neon lights flashing in almost every…

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).…

Visit the Mystic Lake of Akan in Hokkaido and Witness These 3 Natural Wonders

Lake Akan, or Akanko (阿寒湖) in Japanese, is one of the clearest and most transparent lakes in Japan. You can have a clear view of its water up to 3 to 4 meters deep. It is located in Eastern Hokkaido (北海道) in the region of Kushiro (釧路), and is situated between two volcanoes, namely Oakan…

2 Things to Do at This Stunning Grassland in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture

Nothing beats nature’s pristine beauty when it comes to providing a relaxing ambiance. You may enjoy the comforts of the city life and savor the convenience of innovation, but there are times when what we need is the absence of all things modern and a side trip to some place natural. Kusasenrigahama (草千里ヶ浜) in Aso…

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…

Experience True Peace and Tranquility at These 2 Mountain Shrines of Gunma, Japan

The historical shrines of Nikko (日光) are world-famous, as are the temples of Kyoto (京都) and Nara (奈良), yet the mountain shrines of Gunma (群馬) have been sadly ignored by many. These shrines, each attached to a mountain range, form the “Three Mountains of Jomo (上毛三山)” and boast a history dating to early Asuka (飛鳥;…
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