If you are looking for a quiet place to view the ume, or plum blossoms, and you are visiting Yamanashi prefecture, Furouen in Sakaori would be a fine choice.
March 6, 2017
According to some, had it not been destroyed by bombardments in World War II, the Nagoya Castle would have surpassed Himeji Castle, as Japan’s most impressive feudal castle. Nonetheless, its current ferroconcrete reconstruction from 1959 and surrounding Meijo Park with over 2,000 cherry trees makes for a marvelous sight in early spring. But the castle is a picturesque vision throughout the year with a variety of blooms.
July 4, 2016
Probably you must have noticed, that some colorful azaleas such as pink and white bloom beautifully on sidewalks in late spring in Japan. They become more visible as summer sets in and are a common sight. It is really nice that we can enjoy pink flowers on the street even after cherry blossoms wither away, isn't it? Here are some things to know about Azaleas in Japan.
June 6, 2016
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park located in Takino Hills just to the south of Sapporo, is one of the most beautiful parks in Hokkaido. The picturesque way to getting here is amazing too, with many hills and trees all along.
June 6, 2016
The botanical garden at Hamamatsu is primarily for flowers and plant-viewing, but the garden management authorities have endeavoured to recreate the gardens into a haven for visitors with some quirky plant-displays, a play area, entertainment and restaurants — all designed to appeal to families and groups. This makes it an interesting day out for people of all ages.
May 28, 2016
The Hana Festa Memorial Park of Kani City in Gifu Prefecture attracts a lot of visitors, especially during the months of May and June when the roses are in bloom. The Hana Festa Memorial Park contains more than 7000 varieties of roses and ten thousand varieties of other plants.
May 22, 2016
The Shibazakura (Lawn Cherry) Festival was always something I had wondered about. In all my three experience in Japan, I had not even set foot at the festival. This year came around and I put my foot down. It was now time to visit the famous Shibazakura Festival.
May 13, 2016
Crafted out of kimono fabric, Oharibako has a wide variety of hair ornaments and accessories. If you want to immerse yourself in a traditional cultural experience, Oharibako would be the perfect place to visit during your stay in Kyoto.
April 29, 2016
Do you think Sakura is the only flower that you can enjoy in spring in Japan? Of course not. In fact, you can enjoy various colorful flowers around Japan. In this article, I introduce some special flower fields in Tokyo or those that are easily accessible from Tokyo.
April 18, 2016
There is no better time than spring to spend the day outside. Especially these days, when cherry trees are in full bloom, we are all drawn towards green and quiet spots, we all want to witness nature's awakening and feel the inevitable melancholy caused by the view of fragile flowers giving in to the breeze.
April 16, 2016
If like me you prefer more laid-back, unhurried grounds, why not spend an afternoon at the Yanaka Cemetery? Yanaka is a haven in the heart of Tokyo, one of the many parks - in fact it feels more like a park than a cemetery - where one can wander around without hearing the sound of a car.
April 6, 2016
The special beauty of the sakura season is its short length: trees bloom for a week or so depending on the weather, then the petals fall like snow and collect at the ground, and then vanish back into the earth. But of course, this fleeting beauty is captured forever with cameras of all kinds.
April 5, 2016