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Maebashi City: 3 Spectacular Sites for All Four Seasons

If you want to visit a spectacular site which combines the joy of dining and the warmth of accommodations bathed in a nostalgic atmosphere, head to the seat of the Gunma prefectural government known as “Maebashi City.” Also, it is only an hour away from Tokyo. Due to its pure water, rich nature and contemporary…

Discover Sakura City: A Small Town Full of Surprises

Sometimes getting lost and arriving into a small town in the rural side of any prefecture in Japan is not necessarily something bad; having an adventurer’s spirit may be the key in turning an “unfortunate” event into a memorable day. That is what happened to me and my girlfriend when we got lost and arrived…

6 Strange Japanese Food Trends to Tickle your Fancy

No matter how long you live in Japan, there will still be a lot of things to surprise you every day. Maybe it’s the innovative and restless nature of the Japanese to always come up with something new, something extravagant, something nobody ever thought of. Or if they did, they were too scared to try…

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)…

19 Kyoto Sushi Restaurants You Must Visit!

Sushi is one of the most iconic Japanese foods known throughout the world. However, when you go to Japan you may discover that even though local sushi are a lot better than those served back home, their quality varies greatly. Here are the top 19 sushi restaurants that serve nothing but the very best food…

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…

Planning your Trip to Japan by Season: Which is the Best Season?

For many people who live outside of Japan planning a trip is an exciting prospect. Flights and hotels can be expensive, especially if you are coming from far away so you want to make the most out of your trip to Japan. There are many things to take into account when you are planning your…

Pick the Best Season for Visiting Japan

Without a doubt, the best times to visit Japan are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Spring jp.fotolia.com/ Spring is the time when Japan’s famous cherry trees burst into bloom. Starting from Kyushu sometime in March, the sakura zensen (cherry tree blossom line) advances northward, usually passing…

4 Kinds of Edible Flowers in Japan

In Japan, there are several types of edible flowers. It can give to the Japanese dishes an elegant touch of fantasy and enrich the flavors. Here below a list of the most known and used flowers. 1. Sakura The Japanese love Sakura blossoms, don`t they? But do you know you can actually eat them or…