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3 things to enjoy during the Japanese Spring

Spring in Japan usually begins at the end of February when temperatures begin to rise slightly and the landscape awakens from its winter slumber. Spring offers many attractions in Japan and different ways to experience the country season. Here are some aspects of the Spring in Japan and its beautiful romantic landscapes and atmosphere that…

A memorable Journey in Kyoto in Sakura Season

The cherry blossom season or the Sakura season is the most stunning time to be in Japan. To all the international visitors and everyone wishing to see Kyoto during Sakura, here I share my experience of a one day trip in Kyoto along the pink and white beautiful flowers leaves. Generally for a one-day trip,…

Happy Hanami! Or how to get the most out of Sakura Viewing

Things to do at Hanami Do you know about Hanami? Hanami is one of the Japanese spring traditions. As cherry blossoms are getting pink, and beautiful, we hang out, picnic and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. Actually, Hanami is an event to enjoy the cherry blossom viewing, but there is a word that describes one…

Sumida Riverside Cherry Blossom Festival

Located in the area between the Azumabashi Bridge and Sakurabashi Bridge, Sumida is known in the summer for an impressive fireworks display. Very much worth it to see in July as they have a system where everyone gets to cross the bridge for perfect views of the fireworks. However, nothing beats the view in the…

Experience Hanami at Ueno Park

Hanami is Japanese for “flower viewing”. Every year from late March to early May, cherry blossoms come into bloom around Japan. Cherry blossom trees, as well as simply the blossoms themselves, are known as sakura. Sakura comes in several different shades, from white to beautiful bright pink. Sakura trees bloom for just a few weeks…

Hanami, Umemi and Yozakura

Every spring, many residents or visitors of Japan impatiently look forward to the blossoming of the Sakura. Between the end of March and early May, Japan becomes a magnificently beautiful light pink filled island that can soothe the eyes of the witness. However, we ask ourselves, are there any specific traditions practiced during this period…

Rain on your hanami day? No worries!

Many people here are speaking of hanami, which is becoming a common word for foreigners. It is very beautiful Japanese-styled party for the occasion. However, what if it rains the day you plan to have hanami party on? The time of your Japan trip should be limited, and it is often difficult to postpone it…

Enjoy Sapporo’s cherry blossom viewing in May

Cherry blossoms normally begin blooming in late March to April. Accross the country, the cherry blossoms reach their peak and fall in April. Can’t make it at this time? No worries! Cherry blossoms in Sapporo start to bloom at the end of April to beginning of May. You will stiil have a chance to go…

Top 3 Cherry Blossom Viewing spots in Tokyo

It’s Sakura time here in Tokyo and the smell of Cherry blossoms are in the air! There is nothing like Cherry Blossom season in Japan. Unfortunately there is such a short window of opportunity to see these lovely blossoms that it is all about timing! It’s amazing what a difference a few days make. Will…

Enjoy Spring the Japanese Way: Hanami Party

Since Spring has officially arrived in Japan, most people try to make the most out of the beautiful weather. Many people are anticipating on this season because of the warm temperature in contrast to what they have been experiencing for the past couple of months during Winter. And aside from the warm and mild climate,…