During the time when the cherry blossoms bloom you can get a lot of sweets with Sakura flavour. But sweets are not the only foods you can enjoy. There are several other items that come in Sakura flavour for a limited amount of time that you should check out.
Soranoiro, which means Color of the Sky, develops its concept on the idea of providing an organic and healthy ramen, as its name may suggest. Along with the different seasonal ramens they have available, Soranoiro is most known for two types of ramen: a soy sauce based ramen, Chuka-Soba, and an all-vegetarian, Veggie-Soba.
In Machida, there is a small animal park with a huge outdoor enclosure with over 200 squirrels. Visitors can enter the enclosure and feed the squirrels, however you should not be a late riser.
The town is famous for its well preserved samurai houses and traditional architecture, which have earned it the nickname of "The Little Kyoto of Tohoku". It is also one of Tohoku’s most popular cherry blossom spots with hundreds of beautiful shidarezakura (weeping cherry blossoms) lining the streets of the historic samurai district.
Only in Japan, can you get the luxury of a spa, combined with the traditional atmosphere and healing benefits of an onsen's natural hot spring water. As an onsen aficionado living in Tokyo, I have visited almost every onsen and spa in the city, so here are my top ten.
Every year in winter the Zoo holds a capybara hot spring event. It usually starts at the end of November and lasts until early April. During the event on most weekends and certain weekdays the capybaras of the Zoo will take a bath in hot springs that the zoo constructed specifically for the capybaras.
The waste disposal system of Japan is entirely different from that of other countries. We could see a very systematic way of waste disposal done in every city.