Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa (4)

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 7Manko Park (漫湖公園) in Naha City   Viewing period: End of January to early February Details: Nice view of a large row of bright pink-colored cherry blossom...

Sakura Sightseeing In Kyoto (2)

See the Eternal City tinted in the delicate pink of Spring and sigh at the fleeting beauty of the sakura. Here are the top spots to for ohanami (cherry blossom viewing). 5) Maruyama Park The  12m ...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Spring events in Saitama

Days are becoming warmer and flowers are starting to bloom, this is the perfect time to visit Saitama city and see Japanese traditional crafts and beautiful Spring scenery! Every March, Saitama city offers several...

Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossoms in Bloom!

We found kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms in the side streets of Omotesando! This variety of cherry blossoms are originally from Shizuoka Prefecture, and bloom quite early, between late February and early March. Enjoy looking for cherry...

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...