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  • 10 Most Popular Sakura Varieties in Japan

    10 Most Popular Sakura Varieties in Japan

    Hanami has arrived! The cherry trees have bloomed beautifully with delightful blossoms in many parts of Japan. Lately, some cherry trees are being prepared to be bloomed, some are at their full glory, some sakura are yet waiting to touch the grounds and sadly some have already touched the grounds! […]

     
     
  • Wanko Soba in Iwate | Noodles Dish

    Wanko Soba in Iwate | Noodles Dish

    Wanko Soba is one of the most popular local specialties of Iwate prefecture especially in Morioka and Hanamaki areas. It is really funny and interesting moment while eating bowls of wanko soba until you are fully satisfied your stomach and mind. Waitress holding a tray with bowls of wanko soba […]

     
     
  • 10 Beautiful Castles to Visit in Japan in Spring

    10 Beautiful Castles to Visit in Japan in Spring

    Spring is a glorious season of Japan that has so much to offer you. Indeed it’s the best time to see sakura in Japan. In spring, hanami – the flower (cherry blossom) viewing season can be enjoyed across the country. It is truly breathtaking to see the mountainous slopes, riversides, […]

     
     
  • 11 Famous Sakura Trees in Japan

    11 Famous Sakura Trees in Japan

    When hanami is in the air, everything around us seems very stunning and lively. Needless to say, it creates a great festive atmosphere bringing a lot of excitements. When most people travel to Japan in the spring, they go for one big thing – cherry blossom viewing or so called […]

     
     
  • 20 Things You should Not Do when Visiting Japan

    20 Things You should Not Do when Visiting Japan

    There are endless interesting things to do and see in Japan, no doubt about that. On the other hand, there are many things that you never try to do here. Does it sound weird? Probably it does when I say “many things”. I will sort them out in an appropriate […]

     
     
  • Plum Blossom Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

    Plum Blossom Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

    Viewing plum blossom at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is a must thing to do in Kyoto during early spring. My every visit to this historic shrine was fabulous with lots of wonderful memories, and the reason behind that was beautiful ume (plum blossom). I must tell you that I once got […]

     
     
  • Odawara Ume Matsuri 2019 | Visit Kanagawa

    Odawara Ume Matsuri 2019 | Visit Kanagawa

    Odawara Ume Matsuri is an incredible Japanese early spring festival, held in Odawara city. This is one of the most popular yearly events in Kanagawa prefecture and top plum blossom viewing spots in all over Japan. When the coldest month of Japan “January” is about to say “goodbye” – then […]

     
     
  • Atami Baien Ume Matsuri 2019 | Visit Shizuoka

    Atami Baien Ume Matsuri 2019 | Visit Shizuoka

    Atami, a popular hot spring resort town in Shizuoka Prefecture, has a beautiful plum garden called Atami Baien that becomes amazingly magnificent with millions of ume blossoms during its Atami Baien Ume Matsuri. Here, ume matsuri means plum blossom festival. Please, bear in mind that Atami Baien is one of […]

     
     
  • Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo)

    Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo)

    Japanese calligraphy (shodo – the way of writing) is a fine art of expressing the beauty of Japanese syllabaries (Kana). Different styles of traditional Japanese calligraphy can be found that have been practicing by the calligraphy masters, especially in Japan. An artist follows different techniques and uses tools to make […]

     
     
  • Japanese Gardens – History, Types, Elements, and More

    Japanese Gardens – History, Types, Elements, and More

    Traditional Japanese garden is considered one of the most important elements of Japanese art. Each type of traditional gardens has their own beauty, and indeed they are very popular thing to explore in Japan! There is a list of historic Japanese gardens can be found across the country, especially in […]

     
     
 
 

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