Friday, August 23, 2019

Moerenuma Park – Natural Art & Artistic Nature

Not really seeing where the bus was going, and then awkwardly wandering into a parking space, trying to find Moerenuma park, I ended up crossing a bridge and the first landmark greeting me was...

Matsushima Bay – Miyagi

Sakura in Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park and Matsushima Saigyo Hoshi, a renowned Japanese poet during the 12th century, expressed his love for cherry blossoms, as evidenced by his famous poem, "let me die under...

Sakura Hachiko

We have seen Hachiko covered in Christmas lights and now, during Spring, we can admire him surrounded by Sakura.  

Hirosaki Castle – Aomori

This is one of Japan’s three major sakura spots. The castle, as a backdrop to the flowers, provides the area with a reminiscent image. Not to be missed during full bloom are the flower...

Speedy Sapporo Sightseeing (5): The Green Trail

Hokkaido may be Japan's largest prefecture but it's largest city - and capital - Sapporo is easy to get about by foot or public transport. In this 5-part series, WAttention brings you some themed...

Peach, Plum or Sakura Pink: Which is the prettiest of them all?

Though it's still a bit cold outside, if you look around, you will see a bunch of fuchsia-colored flowers and pastel pink petals opening up. Those pink flowers tell us that spring is fast...

Flower hills of Chichibu

Chichibu is located in Saitama prefecture, less than 80 minutes away from the capital by train. Anyone in need of a green escape from the concrete buildings of Tokyo will enjoy a day trip...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate 16 Chuson Temple (中尊寺) in Nishiiwai - Hiraizumi [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3100.594956528246!2d141.10040731572477!3d39.00173964839135!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f88cde73dc30bb5%3A0xeaf1470e739e8281!2sCh%C5%ABson-ji!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475460959825&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Recommended Spots: Around the golden temple...

Miharu Takizakura – Fukushima

Blossoms cascade like a waterfall from the top of one large benishidare (weeping cherry blossom) tree, leaving a stream of petals on the ground. During its nocturnal light-up period, this sakura is especially beautiful;...

Tobu Treasure Garden in Tatebayashi (Gunma Prefecture)

The Tobu Treasure Garden located in Gunma Prefecture about 55km away from Tokyo, can be reached within only 1hour from Asakusa Station (Tokyo) and is perfect for a day trip during spring, summer or...