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The 2016 Sakura Forecast by the Japan Weather Association Has Been Released!

When Setsubun holiday on February 3rd has finished, it’s time for Spring in Japan! While the weather in February may still be cold, there are promises of spring everywhere. There is especially good news for those who are hoping to see Japan’s famously beautiful sakura blooming in 2016! The Japan Weather Association has released their…

Get a Taste of these Sweet Sakura Themed Products for Upcoming Spring!

At this moment, we’re still in the winter season here in Japan, but many people (and companies!) are already looking forward to the upcoming spring! In Japan, seasonal trends and products are hugely popular, and different makers are always one step ahead when inventing something new for the coming season. pro.e-artlink.com/ Spring will be here…

Ishiwarizakura: See Japan’s Ancient Rock-Splitting Cherry Tree in Full Bloom!

Japan care very deeply about this particular cherry tree as it is 400 years old and signifies the coming of spring. Also, its beloved pink and white blossoms is a masterpiece for all to enjoy. Furthermore, for those who love nature and gardening, this is definitely a wonderful sight to see. Where It Began snipview.com/…

How to Use the Osaka Loop Line to Get to Osaka’s Best Spots

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out areas along the line also. City…

Maebashi City: 3 Spectacular Sites for All Four Seasons

If you want to visit a spectacular site which combines the joy of dining and the warmth of accommodations bathed in a nostalgic atmosphere, head to the seat of the Gunma prefectural government known as “Maebashi City.” Also, it is only an hour away from Tokyo. Due to its pure water, rich nature and contemporary…

Discover Sakura City: A Small Town Full of Surprises

Sometimes getting lost and arriving into a small town in the rural side of any prefecture in Japan is not necessarily something bad; having an adventurer’s spirit may be the key in turning an “unfortunate” event into a memorable day. That is what happened to me and my girlfriend when we got lost and arrived…

6 Strange Japanese Food Trends to Tickle your Fancy

No matter how long you live in Japan, there will still be a lot of things to surprise you every day. Maybe it’s the innovative and restless nature of the Japanese to always come up with something new, something extravagant, something nobody ever thought of. Or if they did, they were too scared to try…

Prepare for the Hanami Season: Dos and Don’ts

Spring is the most awaited season in Japan, especially for tourists. Whenever the season is around the corner, most local people prepare for the upcoming Hanami festival. This is a traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of the flowers, also known as “hana” in Japanese. These flowers are referred to as “sakura” (cherry blossoms)…
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