spring

Can’t Tell a Cherry Blossom From a Plum Blossom? 10 Differences to Look Out For

Cherry blossom and plum blossom trees are iconic for their pink flowers and are mainly found in Japan, Korea, and China. Plum blossoms, however, are less significant in Japan when compared to cherry blossoms. Even so, they can still be easily mistaken for each other, especially from afar. Let’s dive into this article to learn…

Do You Know These 5 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Spring?

Spring is arguably the best season in Japan. The colder months fade away, millions of flowers and trees burst into bloom all over the country, and everyone has Golden Week and cherry blossom season to look forward to. After the blistering winds, snow, and post-holiday misery of the first few months of the year are…

5 Recommended Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Japan’s Tohoku Region

For the best cherry blossom viewing experience in the Tohoku region, which is located in the north of Japan right below the island of Hokkaido, it is best to follow the direction of the sakura bloom from south to north. The flowers usually bloom from the end of March until the end of April. Let’s…

Celebrate the Coming of Spring With These 2 Cherry Blossom Festivals in Tokyo!

Cherry blossom season is the favorite of many people in Japan whether they are locals or tourists. Winter fades away and thousands of trees across the country bloom with gorgeous pink flowers. Some say that this is the time of year when the gods descend to earth, making these delicate flowers bloom for just a…

8 Helpful Dos and Don’ts for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan This 2019

Want to experience Japan’s favorite spring event? Sakura (cherry blossom) viewing is one of the most anticipated seasonal events in Japan, both by locals and foreigners. Hanami, which literally means “flower viewing,” is a tradition held during the spring season while cherry blossoms are in bloom. Long ago, the hanami tradition was limited to Japanese…

4 Fun Things to Do For Each Season in The Charming City of Fukushima!

Fukushima is a city in the beautiful Tohoku region of Japan and is the main city in Fukushima Prefecture. Since 2011, Fukushima Prefecture has suffered a huge loss because of the effects of the disaster after the tsunami which devastated the area. Over the years, the government of Fukushima together with its people have worked…

Prepare For Your Visit To Tokyo and Read About these 4 Weather Changes in the City

It is common for tourists to put Tokyo at the top of their destination list when visiting Japan. Tokyo is considered to be one of the world’s greatest cities to visit in terms of restaurants, fashion stores, fish markets, electronics, public parks, and interesting gadgets! However, there are many things you need to consider before…

Visit the Japanese Radish Island which Overflows with Ginseng and Peonies

Daikonjima, which translates to English as Radish Island, is a volcanic island that can be reached by bus from Matsue in Shimane Prefecture. It is extremely famous for two things: Korean ginseng and Japanese peonies. Although the whole island is formed out of volcanos and covered with ash, it has been known for agriculture since…

The 3 Unique Natural Wonders of Uozu, Toyama That You Must See This Spring!

Uozu (魚津) is a small beautiful city located in Toyama Prefecture (富山県), which is known for its pristine rivers and mountain ranges. It is easily accessible from Toyama City via Shinkansen (新幹線). It is also quite an international city with many foreign nationals living in harmony. The city is famous for its awesome festival, Uozu…