Saturday, December 15, 2018

Yamagata castle (Kajo Park)

Kajo Park covers the site of the former Yamagata Castle and has a beautiful variety of sakura. Take a walk around the castle moat enclosed in sakura, and watch how the trees brush the...

Seasonal Spring Sweets

Seasonal Sweets, pleasing to the eye as well as the palate Many Japanese people are masters at incorporating seasonal flair into their everyday lives. Be it an Ikebana arrangement of fresh flowers, meals cooked with...

Hatsushima, an island full of adventure

A thrilling escapade away from bustling Tokyo There is an island off the shore of the city of Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture with the rare virtue of combining adrenaline and relaxation. The Hatsushima island adventure...

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...

Ohanami Sweet Treats

Ohanami is the Japanese word for cherry blossom viewing. There is a Japanese saying, "Hana yori mochi", which means "Rice ball rather than flowers" - referring for the tendency for people's practical preference for...

Mt. Takao, Tokyo’s Mountain Everyone Can Climb

Mention Tokyo and psychedelic neon lights, soaring skyscrapers and quirky otaku shops might come to mind, but did you know that Tokyo also has a mountain and a countryside? As someone from the Netherlands - a...

Yamagata Sakura Matsuri

During the sakura blooming season, Yamagata shows two sides. During the day you see colorful "pompom"-like tufts of flowers and at night you are transported to a flowery fairy world. Here are some of...

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...

Perfect Plum Tree Blossoms

Japanese ume (plum trees) are in full bloom in Shibuya! Not sure the difference between plum blossoms and cherry blossoms? Check this article.

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa (5)

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 9Kunigami Forest Park (国頭村森林公園) in Kunigami Village Viewing period: End of January to early February Details: Fantastic view from the top of the hill surrounded by...