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Easy Ways to Spot the Differences Between Cherry, Plum and Peach Blossoms!

Japanese gardens in spring are always surrounded by so many beautiful flowers that it can sometimes be easy to mistake any pink flowers you happen to spot as the famous cherry blossom (sakura). But this is not always the case, there are certain features that differentiate the cherry, plum, and peach blossoms among all the…
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Classic shrines of Chiba – a glimpse of tradition before you fly out of Narita.

When you say the word “Chiba” or “Narita” to most foreigners, images of Japan’s largest international airport comes immediately to mind, along with that mad rush foreigners make to catch their plane. Yet, if you say Narita or Chiba to most Japanese, you might hear two diverse descriptions – the first, of course is the…

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…

Take Great Pictures at These 2 Japanese Gardens Between Narita Airport and Tokyo!

Japanese gardens condense the beauty of Japan into one place. There are even beautiful Japanese gardens with local charm like you won’t find in the big city on the route from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo. Come visit these secret gardens unknown to most travelers! 1. Chiba Prefecture Makuhari Seaside Park: Mihama-en Photo provided by…

Indulge in Melodious Music Under the Moonlit Autumn Sky at Sankeien in Yokohama

As the long autumn nights approach, are you wondering about what you can do other than explore the nightlife or enjoy a nice dinner? If music is your thing and you are interested in exploring a traditional Japanese garden under the moonlit sky, how about heading to Sankeien (三渓園) to participate in its kangetsukai (観月会)…

Find Out How to Reserve Your Visit to a Unique Temple and UNESCO Site in Kyoto!

Kyoto is famous for many things, especially its beautiful temples. One of them, the Saiho-ji Temple (also known as ‘Moss temple’ or ‘Koke-dera’) is exceptional because you won’t actually find this kind of Zen temple anywhere else. There is a marvelous garden inside Saiho-ji, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a site of heritage…

The 4 Best Places to See Maple Leaf Hues in Tokyo This Autumn 2017

Autumn is almost ready to knock on the doors of Japan and fill its landscapes with autumn leaves (koyo). Many gardens with Japanese maple trees (momiji) turn red, brightening up the whole area. If you live in the urban districts of Tokyo such as Shinjuku or Bunkyo, here are the four best places to see…

Relax in These 3 Famous Japanese Gardens in Tottori Prefecture

Tottori is a Japanese prefecture in the Chugoku region, famous for its sand dunes and beautiful gardens. If you’re in need for some relaxation in nature, visit these three famous and beautiful gardens in Tottori. They can offer plenty of stunning views and tranquility, amidst which you can relax and enjoy the nature around you.…

Ohori Park: Quiet Your Soul in Fukuoka’s Japanese Garden

Have you ever visited a traditional Japanese garden? If not, you’re missing out. There is something completely unique about how the Japanese construct their gardens. It goes far beyond the materials used and the flowers they plant and penetrates into the very soul of what a scenic garden is – a place to find peace.…
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