plum blossoms

Can’t Tell a Cherry Blossom From a Plum Blossom? 10 Differences to Look Out For

Cherry blossom and plum blossom trees are iconic for their pink flowers and are mainly found in Japan, Korea, and China. Plum blossoms, however, are less significant in Japan when compared to cherry blossoms. Even so, they can still be easily mistaken for each other, especially from afar. Let’s dive into this article to learn…

Visiting Osaka in February? Here Are 3 Interesting Events to Look Forward To!

Winter season is one of the busiest and most eventful seasons in Osaka. From December through February, parties, illuminations, and other colorful holiday events are held everywhere. Check out some activities and events that you can enjoy if you plan to visit Osaka this February 2018! 1. Plum Blossom Viewing Want to experience flower viewing…

Visit Various Attractive Spots in Japan in One Day With These 2 Limited Tours!

Would you like to start your year by touring around Japan? You can’t go wrong with Hato Bus’ multi-language tour courses facilitated by guides who have proficient knowledge of Japanese history. As early as the first quarter of 2018, the company will be offering bus tours that feature many popular tourist spots where you can…

Top 5 Things to Do in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture Perfect for a Day Trip

Despite being located close to Tokyo, many Japanese people consider Ibaraki Prefecture to be nothing but farmland. While residents of Ibaraki take pride in producing most of the country’s lotus root, there are also several places of interest to visit and things to do throughout the year. Here are five of them! 1. View the…

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…

The 5 Best Spots Across Japan to View Plum Blossoms

One thing most people who are interested in Japan and Japanese culture notice rather quickly is the fact that cherry blossoms (sakura) are a big deal here. Every year at the beginning of spring, the nation eagerly awaits their favorite season to finally hit the parks with picnic baskets and barbecue sets. So much so,…