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Cherry Blossom

Sankeien Garden in Yokohama, a bus ride away from Motomachi-Chukagai Station, is a peaceful escape from city life. Known for its beauty throughout the year, the garden celebrates key seasons with special events. With the blooming of cherry blossoms in early April, Sankeien began its night illuminations from late March to April 6. While the garden usually closes at 4:30PM daily, this special event allowed visitors to enter and stay...

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The Beauty of Hanafubuki

The Beauty of Hanafubuki


Posted By on Apr 23, 2014

By now almost all the cherry blossoms are gone in most parts of Japan. The last of the petals are falling here in Tokyo, although places further north in Sendai and Hokkaido are still patiently awaiting their blossoms to bloom. This is my favorite time of year in Japan, when the last of the cherry blossom petals fall from the trees. I must not be the only one who likes this time of year because there is actually a term for this...

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At the Imperial Palace, cherry blossoms created quite a frenzy of people. Queues formed without end, streaming in from the bus parking area, as well as father away at Tokyo Station. The crowds were unbelievable. They posed problems not just for the police officers trying to organize visitors but especially for those who came to exercise at the Imperial Palace. One lap around the palace grounds is approximately five kilometers (3.2...

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Blossoms Beckon Visitors to Nakameguro

Blossoms Beckon Visitors to Nakameguro


Posted By on Apr 10, 2014

  Early spring is cherry blossom season in Japan. It’s a time for merriment, eating and drinking, and enjoying the company of friends and family while gazing into the vivid pink and whites of flowers in full bloom. It’s also one of the few times in the year when busy people abandon their work and obligations in exchange for a few hours of bliss in the outdoors. In Tokyo, where time and green space are sparse, cherry...

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The cherry blossom season is finally here! Bringing thousands of tourists annually, it is Japan’s most popular season. While it’s easy to see cherry blossoms just while walking around, you should really spend some time admiring these beautiful blossoms by heading to a castle, temple or park. Here are 7 great places for sakura viewing across Japan Yoshinoyama Located south-east of Osaka, yoshinoyama is considered the best...

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Early Cherry Blossom Festivals Begin

Early Cherry Blossom Festivals Begin


Posted By on Apr 1, 2014

From one day to the next, cherry blossom buds erupted into vivid bunches all across Tokyo. While most cherry blossom festivals will take place the first weekend of April, some have already occurred. In Ookayama, located in the residential area southwest of Shibuya, the annual cherry blossom festival took place on the weekend of March 22-23 and featured performances, festival food, and entertainment for families. More recently was the...

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