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Ume Blossoms and Hanami: Best Spots to View the Plum Blossoms in Japan 2019

Is almost spring in Japan and when you think of spring, cherry blossoms are automatically associated with this beautiful season where everything comes back to life and we see the world in beautiful colours after a long, gloomy winter. However, in Japan, the ume(plum) flower is actually the first sign of spring as they blossom…

Indulge in the Sweet Charm of Japanese Melons from Ibaraki!

With the arrival of summer comes a wide array of in-season fruits which you can taste while in Japan. This is said to be the best season to have a fruit feast since there are so many varieties for you to choose from. Japanese melons are very expensive fruits whereby I always gasp at their…

Top 30 Beaches in Japan For the Perfect Summer 2018 Holiday

Out of all of the world’s beaches, which are the most famous? Perhaps, depending on our own location, we might think immediately of the Caribbean, or Bali, Hawaii or Seychelles. Unless you happen to live in Japan, your mind might not immediately think of that country as a beach destination with the exception of Okinawa.…

Top Bungy Jump Spots in Japan for Adrenaline Junkies to Get Their Rush All Year Round!

Japan is well-known for tranquil scenery, ancient customs and stunning nature. Japan is less well known for high-risk adrenaline sports. However, more and more places are popping up across Japan to provide thrill seekers their much-needed excitement. Bungee jumping is a sport which involves throwing yourself off a bridge, cliff or building attached to an…

Don’t Miss These 4 Head-banging Rock Festivals in Japan

Something not everyone may know is that Japan has a very active rock scene. Many rock and roll bands, foreign as well as homegrown, thrive in Japan and they are extremely popular. There are some famous rock festivals that the rock fan in you will definitely want to visit!   1. Fuji Rock Festival  …