March

Top Five Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

Feb 25, 2019 By Admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call "flower viewing,"  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end of another long winter's chill, and besides simply enjoying the beauty...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it'll be time again for "hanami." If you're new to Japan and Japanese culture, hanami literally means "flower...[ Click to read more ]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo

Feb 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

  St. Patrick's Day, the commemoration of the death of the patron saint of Ireland, is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other national festival, and Japan, is...[ Click to read more ]

Valentines Day and White Day in Japan

Jan 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

Valentine’s Day in Japan - February 14 In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine’s Day" falls mainly on the women. Unlike most countries of which I am aware, in Japan the tradition...[ Click to read more ]

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Flower Parks of the Sera District of Hiroshima

Mar 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

For many people, spring really only means flowers, and plenty of them. Some of us can get all we need from a lazy afternoon or two under the cherry blossoms....[ Click to read more ]

Pollen Allergies in Japan

Mar 25, 2018 By Ray Proper

The proportion of people who have problems with allergies in Japan is startlingly high.  People who suffer from allergies will suffer severe reactions from the pollen such as: Nasal congestion...[ Click to read more ]

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Cherry Blossom Days in Japan

Feb 26, 2018 By Admin

Hanami, or "flower viewing,"  especially cherry blossoms, with friends and family is one of the best times to be in Japan. A tradition in Japan, modern hanami is enjoyed with...[ Click to read more ]

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White Day in Japan – Chocolate, Love and Obligation

Feb 23, 2018 By

In Japan, the "Craziness of Valentine’s Day" falls mainly on women.  In fact, unlike most countries of which I am aware, in Japan the tradition calls for women to give chocolate to...[ Click to read more ]

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Sample Food From All 47 Prefectures Of Japan in Tokyo!

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

It’s impossible. Even in my almost 2 decades of traveling all over Japan, I have yet to hit the magic number 47, the number of prefectures that make up Japan....[ Click to read more ]