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Feeling Cold? Here Are 4 Japanese “Flower” Hot Pots Perfect for Winter

As days get colder and colder, what’s the best thing to eat that can provide that much-needed warmth? Look no further than the versatile nabe i.e. hot pot, which can take on a dizzying array of variations in Japan! From the common sukiyaki to the motsunabe (which probably requires a bit of courage to stomach…

Celebrate the Coming of Summer With These 2 Flower Festivals in Tokyo This 2018

Summer is the season of fireworks, air conditioners, and shaved ice. With the hot, humid, and heavy rainy season comes some of Japan’s best festivals often involving fire or floating shrines. Along with the downpour and the crazy celebrations comes some amazing flowers. Cherry blossom season has already come and gone, but you will be…

See a Field of Bright Red Poppy Flowers at a Farm Near Tokyo This Spring 2018!

Not everyone is lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms in Japan as its flowering season is quite fast and the forecast is sometimes a little off. At the end of April and during the first week of May, you can only spot sakura in the farther northern regions of the country, particularly in Hokkaido.…

4 Adventurous Things to Do on a Day Trip to the Hidden Gem City of Kobe

Okay, so you’re done seeing the magnificent cherry blossoms during the spring season in Japan. (Or maybe you have missed your chance to see it.) You are now wondering what to do and where to go to enjoy your short spring trip in the country. If you are in the Kansai area, there are lots…

Be One With Nature and Visit the 3 Great Gardens of Japan!

A simple walk in the park or garden can sometimes bring some of the most unforgettable experiences you’ll have while on vacation. And when in Japan, one shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the country’s rich natural havens open all year round for locals and foreigners alike. Among the most recommended attractions are the “Three…

4 Spots Perfect for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan’s Kansai Region

Are you getting ready and planning your trip for the upcoming spring season? Spring is when colors come into play, flowers bloom, and for some, a season that symbolizes new beginnings. Do you know where to go? Japan is a very famous destination during this time of year as Japanese spring is synonymous with cherry…

Can’t Tell a Cherry Blossom From a Plum Blossom? 10 Differences to Look Out For

Cherry blossom and plum blossom trees are iconic for their pink flowers and are mainly found in Japan, Korea, and China. Plum blossoms, however, are less significant in Japan when compared to cherry blossoms. Even so, they can still be easily mistaken for each other, especially from afar. Let’s dive into this article to learn…

Do You Know These 5 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Spring?

Spring is arguably the best season in Japan. The colder months fade away, millions of flowers and trees burst into bloom all over the country, and everyone has Golden Week and cherry blossom season to look forward to. After the blistering winds, snow, and post-holiday misery of the first few months of the year are…

5 Recommended Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Japan’s Tohoku Region

For the best cherry blossom viewing experience in the Tohoku region, which is located in the north of Japan right below the island of Hokkaido, it is best to follow the direction of the sakura bloom from south to north. The flowers usually bloom from the end of March until the end of April. Let’s…