sakura

Top 5 Festivals in Tokyo to Visit in Spring

Spring in Japan is well-known for the full bloom of sakura (桜; cherry blossoms). If you are going to visit Tokyo for the cherry blossoms this spring, then you can’t miss some of these popular spring festivals. Festivals, or matsuri (祭り), in Japan are common events. Almost every shrine celebrates their own festival. In Tokyo,…

Here are 4 Beautiful Reasons to Visit Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of Honshu. Its capital city is considered to be a ‘Kingdom of Fruits’ in Japan, owing to the bountiful seasonal fruits that are harvested all throughout the year (click here for more information about fruit picking). Though part of the prefecture was heavily devastated by the 2011…

Add These Cute Kimono Undies from Japan To Your Lingerie Collection!

With all the spring-themed crazes popping up here and there during this blooming season, it’s no wonder that even the most unusual items you could think of are getting involved. Snacks and beverages, clothing and footwear, and now even underwear?! FUNTY View this post on Instagram A post shared by FUNTY (@kawaii_funty) on Jul 5,…

Can’t Get Enough of Sakura Flavored Goodness? Try Sakura Red Bull!

Japanese spring is synonymous with beauty and flowers, especially during the hanami (sakura viewing) season. I love it best when the two come together to form some amazing and sometimes strange flavor combinations. Sadly, cherry blossom season has already come to a close. But do not despair! A pick me up has already been in…

Sakuramochi is a Must-Try in April to Boost your Hanami Experience

April heralds a new beginning in Japan as the new academic and financial year kicks off. In the old lunar calendar (kyuureki), this month is called Uzuki (卯月), which has a number of interpretations as to how the name came about or what it means. The most widely accepted explanation is that April is the…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in Asia, buildings and streets showcasing foreign influence…

Get to Know the Different Types of Sakura That You Can Admire Every Spring

Spring is here and the very thing that reminds you of spring in Japan is sakura flowers. While you are out there admiring the beauty of sakura flowers, you may notice that not all sakura flowers are the same. This is because there are over 200 varieties of sakura in Japan! This article will show…
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All About Sakura in 2017: From Gorgeous Locations to Crazy Items and Food

The sakura season is already upon us! In certain regions of Japan, the iconic flower has already begun to bloom, drawing visitors from all over the world. Likewise, our sakura-related articles here on Japan Info have received plenty of visitors as well! For those of you who want to know everything there is to know…