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Explore the Beauty of Tokyo’s Hydrangea Festival

When summer comes to Japan, you can tell by the start of the rainy season and rising temperatures. But with more rain means the start of the blooming season for many flowers, and in Bunkyo city in Tokyo, the blooming season of hydrangea flowers is celebrated with the Hydrangea Festival, Ajisai Matsuri. This festival is…

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo: Five-Star Pampering in a Lush Garden Oasis!

When you think of Tokyo, you imagine huge skyscrapers with tall buildings looking much more like a concrete jungle. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a luxury garden stay right in the heart of the city at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, a five-star hotel with a long history dating back 700 years ago. It…

Make the Most of February and Enjoy the Beautiful Plum Blossoms!

The first thing that’ll come to mind when you hear of the term Flower Viewing in Japan would probably be none other than the famous Sakura or cherry blossoms. One of the most well-known symbols of Japan and the sign of spring in the country. Also, most of the cherry blossoms on average start to…

University of Tokyo Library, one of the Biggest Libraries in Japan

Do you like reading books? Visiting different libraries in Japan might interest you. Generally speaking, most Japanese love reading. This culture came from their interest in manga. Mangas are simply whimsical comics exposing different realistic situations in Japan even during the war time. This paved the way towards the Japanese reading habit. Japan is said…

An unique concept: “One−person Only” Cafe in Tokyo

Atmosphere From the outside, Kekkojin Milk Hall looks like a normal Japanese home. But actually, it is a cafe that is specifically for people who come alone. pds.exblog.jp/ There are only eight seats within the cafe and each of them is made for one person. So basically, this cafe is for people who want to…

3 Famous Plants and Flowers in Japan, and Where You Can Find Them!

When someone thinks of famous Japanese flowers and plants, perhaps the two things that will probably spring to mind are Sakura (cherry blossoms) and bonsai trees. These two things have become synonymous with Japan, and are famous around the world. However, due to a great climate for plants and flowers throughout Japan, there are many…