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Top 5 Festivals in Tokyo to Visit in Spring

Spring in Japan is well-known for the full bloom of sakura (桜; cherry blossoms). If you are going to visit Tokyo for the cherry blossoms this spring, then you can’t miss some of these popular spring festivals. Festivals, or matsuri (祭り), in Japan are common events. Almost every shrine celebrates their own festival. In Tokyo,…

Here are 4 Beautiful Reasons to Visit Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of Honshu. Its capital city is considered to be a ‘Kingdom of Fruits’ in Japan, owing to the bountiful seasonal fruits that are harvested all throughout the year (click here for more information about fruit picking). Though part of the prefecture was heavily devastated by the 2011…

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…

Add These Cute Kimono Undies from Japan To Your Lingerie Collection!

With all the spring-themed crazes popping up here and there during this blooming season, it’s no wonder that even the most unusual items you could think of are getting involved. Snacks and beverages, clothing and footwear, and now even underwear?! FUNTY shop.funty.jp/ FUNTY is a Japanese lingerie site that provides comfortable and fashionable undergarments for…

Can’t Get Enough of Sakura Flavored Goodness? Try Sakura Red Bull!

Japanese spring is synonymous with beauty and flowers, especially during the hanami (sakura viewing) season. I love it best when the two come together to form some amazing and sometimes strange flavor combinations. Sadly, cherry blossom season has already come to a close. But do not despair! A pick me up has already been in…

Sakuramochi is a Must-Try in April to Boost your Hanami Experience

April heralds a new beginning in Japan as the new academic and financial year kicks off. In the old lunar calendar (kyuureki), this month is called Uzuki (卯月), which has a number of interpretations as to how the name came about or what it means. The most widely accepted explanation is that April is 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…

Get to Know the Different Types of Sakura That You Can Admire Every Spring

Spring is here and the very thing that reminds you of spring in Japan is sakura flowers. While you are out there admiring the beauty of sakura flowers, you may notice that not all sakura flowers are the same. This is because there are over 200 varieties of sakura in Japan! This article will show…
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