moss phlox (shiba sakura)

Up up and away to Chausuyama Park!

A natural energy spot in Japan Chausuyama kogen sits at 1,418m and is surrounded by the Japanese alps and lush green flora as far as the eye can see. It is a spacious, quiet park where you can get lost in nature. Author’s photo Chausuyama is conveniently located between Aichi and Nagano prefectures and can…

3 Famous Plants and Flowers in Japan, and Where You Can Find Them!

When someone thinks of famous Japanese flowers and plants, perhaps the two things that will probably spring to mind are Sakura (cherry blossoms) and bonsai trees. These two things have become synonymous with Japan, and are famous around the world. However, due to a great climate for plants and flowers throughout Japan, there are many…

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…

Fuji Shibazakura Festival, the best place to see Mt Fuji in spring!

If you want to visit the symbol of Japan: Mount Fuji, you should definitely visit Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Shibazakura, which roughly translates to “grass cherry blossoms” can be found to be in full bloom at the base of Mount Fuji during April and May. Shibazakura Festival The festival starts mid-April and continues every day from…