Monday, August 19, 2019

Fukui Cosmos fields

Not so many years ago the locals of Miyanoshita in Fukui had to decide what to do with a large piece of barren ground. One of the options was to turn it into a...

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...

Picturesque Matsumoto (1) – Hiking in Beautiful Kamikochi –

Some of the best hiking trails in all of Japan are in the Japanese Alps in Nagano Prefecture. You can make it as adventurous as you want, climb a high mountain or take a...

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...

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...

Sakura Hachiko

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

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...

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 ...

Sakura Sightseeing In Kyoto (1)

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). 1)  Tenryu-ji Temple This is...