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Sakura Forecast 2016: The Latest Updates For Every Area of Japan!

It has been almost one month since the release of the first Sakura Forecast from the Japan Weather Association. Now, their second forecast has been announced! In their second round of predictions, the JWA gives more details and more dates! Don’t miss out on the news! The First Forecast   Previously, the Japan Weather Association…

The Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2018 Sakura Season in Japan is Here!

With the end of winter approaching and the first signs of spring in the air, it is time to start getting excited about the upcoming cherry blossom season! Locally called “sakura,” the cherry blossoms are some of the most anticipated flowers in the country; all around parks, temples, and even streets are thousands of trees…

Ishiwarizakura: See Japan’s Ancient Rock-Splitting Cherry Tree in Full Bloom!

Japan care very deeply about this particular cherry tree as it is 400 years old and signifies the coming of spring. Also, its beloved pink and white blossoms is a masterpiece for all to enjoy. Furthermore, for those who love nature and gardening, this is definitely a wonderful sight to see. Where It Began  …

How to Use the Osaka Loop Line to Get to Osaka’s Best Spots

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out areas along the line also. City…

Prepare for the Hanami Season: Dos and Don’ts

Spring is the most awaited season in Japan, especially for tourists. Whenever the season is around the corner, most local people prepare for the upcoming Hanami festival. This is a traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of the flowers, also known as “hana” in Japanese. These flowers are referred to as “sakura” (cherry blossoms)…

The 2017 Sakura Forecast in Japan: Where to Go and How to Plan

Sakura blossoms are a truly iconic aspect of Japanese nature and culture. The short time for which the petals bloom is a coveted sight in Japan and thousands of people flock to see this brief spectacle. Although the flowers may only last for a mere few days, their beauty is second to none. It is…

The 2 Best Parks for Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) in Sakura Season

I’m very excited every time spring comes closer because I have a special thing I really want to do in spring. That is “Hanami”. Have you heard of it before? If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, I will tell you about it in this article! What is Hanami? jp.fotolia.com/ In short, Hanami…

Sakura teaches you Japanese Culture

Spring is still going on throughout Japan, although Sakura fell down, almost everywhere. If you missed it, you might be lucky to see it in the North part of Japan, such as Hokkaido, where Sakura starts to blossom by the beginning of May. Author’s photo In Kansai area, Sakura starts to blossom in the first…

The 7 Wonders of Japanese Spring

Spring Beauty Spring is nearly over and we can feel Mr. Summer’s scorching hotness. If you have missed spring you better book a flight for next year’s spring season and never miss these seven wonders of spring in Japan. 1.Cherry Blossoms fotolia.com Even the locals can’t get enough of Cherry Blossoms. The tree only blooms…

4 Amazing Seasonal Events in Miyagi

Miyagi prefecture is a beautiful place in Tohoku region that has many interesting events which attract domestic and international tourists. You definitely don’t want to miss it even for one season. 1. Sendai Tanabata Festival in Summer Inspired from a Chinese legend, Sendai Tanabata Festival that take place by 7th of July is one of…