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Sumida Riverside Cherry Blossom Festival

Located in the area between the Azumabashi Bridge and Sakurabashi Bridge, Sumida is known in the summer for an impressive fireworks display. Very much worth it to see in July as they have a system where everyone gets to cross the bridge for perfect views of the fireworks. However, nothing beats the view in the…

Experience Hanami at Ueno Park

Hanami is Japanese for “flower viewing”. Every year from late March to early May, cherry blossoms come into bloom around Japan. Cherry blossom trees, as well as simply the blossoms themselves, are known as sakura. Sakura comes in several different shades, from white to beautiful bright pink. Sakura trees bloom for just a few weeks…

Hanami, Umemi and Yozakura

Every spring, many residents or visitors of Japan impatiently look forward to the blossoming of the Sakura. Between the end of March and early May, Japan becomes a magnificently beautiful light pink filled island that can soothe the eyes of the witness. However, we ask ourselves, are there any specific traditions practiced during this period…

Rain on your hanami day? No worries!

Many people here are speaking of hanami, which is becoming a common word for foreigners. It is very beautiful Japanese-styled party for the occasion. However, what if it rains the day you plan to have hanami party on? The time of your Japan trip should be limited, and it is often difficult to postpone it…

Enjoy Sapporo’s cherry blossom viewing in May

Cherry blossoms normally begin blooming in late March to April. Accross the country, the cherry blossoms reach their peak and fall in April. Can’t make it at this time? No worries! Cherry blossoms in Sapporo start to bloom at the end of April to beginning of May. You will stiil have a chance to go…

Top 3 Cherry Blossom Viewing spots in Tokyo

It’s Sakura time here in Tokyo and the smell of Cherry blossoms are in the air! There is nothing like Cherry Blossom season in Japan. Unfortunately there is such a short window of opportunity to see these lovely blossoms that it is all about timing! It’s amazing what a difference a few days make. Will…

Enjoy Spring the Japanese Way: Hanami Party

Since Spring has officially arrived in Japan, most people try to make the most out of the beautiful weather. Many people are anticipating on this season because of the warm temperature in contrast to what they have been experiencing for the past couple of months during Winter. And aside from the warm and mild climate,…

Five reasons you absolutely need to know to visit Tokyo this Spring!

Japanese are well-known for their culture and tradition, and Tokyo is no exception. This metropolitan prefecture offers many unique festivals and traditions for you to enjoy while visiting Japan. For you who are into Japanese culture and tradition, there are five good reasons why you must visit Tokyo this Spring: 1. Hiwatari-sai Festival This festival…

Chureito Pagoda and Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji is arguably one of the most recognizable and iconic aspects of Japanese scenery, representing both the beauty of its landscape and spiritual ideology. For centuries Mount Fuji has been admired by the Japanese and worshipped in both Shintoism and Buddhism and has been the subject of many famous artworks especially from Ando Hiroshige…

Sakura in Bloom: Watch out this breath-taking scenary all around Japan

Of all the flowers in Asia, without a doubt the most famous is the Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura. Images all over the island depict this beautiful flower blooming a gorgeous pink, decorating the trees all over both the countryside and many parks of Japan. It is a celebrated tradition by the Japanese to truly…