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  • How to Survive Summer in Japan | Travel Guide

    How to Survive Summer in Japan | Travel Guide

    Summer in Japan could hurt you badly unless you have some idea to knock it off using some preventive actions. Unlike any other parts of the world Japanese summer could be very measurable to you. It is very hot, humid and mostly you will get tired of doing even a […]

     
     
  • Best things to do in Furano | Visit Hokkaido

    Best things to do in Furano | Visit Hokkaido

    Furano is a small town in the center of Hokkaido. It is a beautiful city that sparkles all year round showing its awesome seasonal beauty. Can you imagine that, in summer, Furano becomes one of the top visited tourists spot in all over Japan? That’s quite interesting! There are number […]

     
     
  • Tsuru no Ongaeshi – Japanese Folktale

    Tsuru no Ongaeshi – Japanese Folktale

    Tsuru no Ongaeshi (The Grateful Crane/The Crane’s Return of Favor) is one of the most popular Japanese folktales. My parents used to tell this folktale many time in my childhood. It is an interesting story in Japanese folklore and the best unexpected twist ending folktale you would ever read in […]

     
     
  • How to Hanami | Sakura Viewing Party Guide

    How to Hanami | Sakura Viewing Party Guide

    How to Hanami in Japan? If you plan on visiting Japan this spring during the cherry blossom season, this guide is going to give you some ideas to enjoy a hanami picnic party. Japan’s cherry blossom season delights all of us not just offering the stunning sakura blossoms but also […]

     
     
  • 10 Best Places to See Cherry Blossom in Kyoto

    10 Best Places to See Cherry Blossom in Kyoto

    Kyoto is a very beautiful place to visit, and live, especially in spring and autumn seasons. Hanami makes it a perfect destination to explore all the top recommended cherry blossoms viewing spots. The incredible landscapes here would amaze you with its unique seasonal beauty. If you ask me a question […]

     
     
  • Setagaya Ume Matsuri at Hanegi Park

    Setagaya Ume Matsuri at Hanegi Park

    Setagaya Ume Matsuri is one of the prominent plum blossom festivals in Japan, held in early February in Tokyo. Want to know something about this yearly Japanese festival? Who knows, you might get some interesting information that includes few travel tips to this place. Hanegi Park hosts Setagaya ume matsuri […]

     
     
  • Cherry Blossom (Sakura) and Hanami in Japan

    Cherry Blossom (Sakura) and Hanami in Japan

    Cherry blossom (sakura) and Hanami, both have a great impact on Japanese culture and traditions. Unlike ume matsuri so called plum blossom festival, hanami attracts many foreign travelers from all over the world. Locals here in Japan wait to see impressive view of Cherry blossoms in spring. When hanami rolls around, […]

     
     
  • Coming of Age Day (Seijin No Hi) Ceremony | Japanese Holidays

    Coming of Age Day (Seijin No Hi) Ceremony | Japanese Holidays

    Coming of age day is a Japanese annual public holiday celebrated on the second Monday in January. It already has reminded me of my own experience that I had a few years back from now on. It made me so happy to be a part of this annual ceremony. A […]

     
     
  • 13 Best Places to View Plum Blossom in Japan

    13 Best Places to View Plum Blossom in Japan

    If you are planning to Japan in early spring to see beautiful plum blossoms, then you should be familiar with the best ume spots, which are scattered across Japan. I don’t miss visiting my favorite ume spots. Seriously, I visit them almost every year, usually between mid-February and early-March. Let […]

     
     
  • Difference Between Cherry Blossom and Plum Blossom

    Difference Between Cherry Blossom and Plum Blossom

    Someone asked me a few days ago “what is the difference between cherry blossom and plum blossom?” Then I thought I should write an article on this topic. Most of the people who have not seen cherry blossoms or plum blossoms together they might think that they are both same. […]

     
     
 
 

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