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Places and other Beautiful Flowers that Bloom in Japan During Spring

Sakura is the most famous seasonal flower in Japan. It is the symbol of spring. People from all over Japan look forward to this season, when they can unfold their picnic mats and gather over a neatly-packed bento with cans of beer while viewing the pretty cherry blossoms. It is the most awaited season after…

Top 5 Places to Visit During Your Layover Period at Narita Airport

Travelers landing at Narita Airport often skip over Narita city and plan to travel to other famous regions like Tokyo. Those just stopping off in Narita Airport might want to explore the city while they wait for their connecting flight. However, with a time constraint during a layover period, this can be tricky. Narita city,…

7 Things to Do in Sawara, One of Japan’s Historically Important Districts

Sawara (佐原), an old and historical district in Katori City (香取市), Chiba Prefecture (千葉県), possesses many important cultural properties. One of which is Sawara no Machinami (佐原の町並み), the area itself. It’s one of the Traditional Architectures Preservation Districts in Japan. For over a thousand years, Sawara had prospered as an accessible merchant town near the…

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Chiba City, Japan

When one talks about Japan, cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto come to mind easily – these places represent Japan for the most part, and for a good reason. But that doesn’t mean that no other city in Japan is worth visiting. The country boasts of plenty of cities that are not “mainstream” but offer…