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  • 11 Famous Sakura (Cherry) Trees in Japan

    11 Famous Sakura (Cherry) 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 2020 | Visit Kanagawa

    Odawara Ume Matsuri 2020 | 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 2020 | Visit Shizuoka

    Atami Baien Ume Matsuri 2020 | 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 style of beauty. In Japan, visiting a traditional Japanese garden is a must-do activity along with exploring Castles, Museums, Temples and Shrines. There is a list of historic […]

     
     
  • 10 Useful Packing Tips for a Trip to Japan

    10 Useful Packing Tips for a Trip to Japan

    How to pack for a trip to Japan? It is one of the most commonly asked questions by many potential Japan visitors. A tourist from Singapore has asked me this and I sent her a long email describing everything else. A few years ago, before my India trip I was […]

     
     
  • 10 Best Fall Foods to Eat in Japan

    10 Best Fall Foods to Eat in Japan

    Winter is about to roll around but as it is autumn in Japan now, I better introduce you 10 best traditional Japanese autumn foods that you could try. At this time of year, people go outside and enjoy the views of stunning autumn leaves at different fall foliage spots across […]

     
     
  • Ryokan Customs

    Ryokan Customs

    Do you want to stay in a Japanese Ryokan? Whenever we talk about Ryokan we first think of its customs and manners. Before you take your final decision whether you would stay in a Ryokan or hotel you have to know the following ten (10) most important customs, please keep […]

     
     
 
 

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