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5 Interesting Things to Do in Chichibu City, Saitama Just an Hour Away From Tokyo

About an hour away via train to the north of Tokyo is Saitama Prefecture. In this prefecture lies Chichibu, a city amidst the beauty of nature. The lush mountains that surround the town contribute to its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. It was only recently that Chichibu started to actively promote itself as a tourist destination.…

Trek Into the Evergreen Forest of Saitama’s Mount Buko This Spring!

Spring is one of the best seasons to go trekking in the Japanese mountains as you have the chance to admire the beautiful spring flowers. Choosing which mountain to go trekking on can be very confusing as Japan is a mountainous country. If you’re living near Tokyo, you can go to Mt. Buko which is…

Experience the Beauty of Japan’s Iconic Sakura and Mt. Fuji All In One Day

Sakura blossoms are a symbol of Japan and are one of the flowers that have been loved for centuries. This beauty has therefore been preserved through many works of art with sakura themes such as paintings, haiku and tanka poetry. When you imagine sakura, what kind of scene comes to mind? Brilliantly colored petals, several…

Akagi Nanmen Senbonzakura Festival: Enjoy A World of Sakura in Gunma!

The time to enjoy the beautiful view of cherry blossoms in Japan is fast approaching and along with that is the preparation of many foreign visitors who will come to Japan to see and experience those sights. While there are a number of sights to look out for, which one would really be worth the…