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.
Red and pink poppies swayed gently in the breeze for as far as I could see. The bright crimson against the brilliant green stems and leaves were a stunning sight. This alone made the visit worthwhile.
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.
In Furano, bike riding is a fantastic way to explore and has a good value at 200 yen per hour. Because Furano has rich and delicious food at many attractions, bike riding is also a good way to sample local delights without adding to your waistline. In Japan, helmets are not compulsory for adults so if you prefer to wear one, bring it along.
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.
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.
Nakijin is in the Northern part of Okinawa, an area that sees the first sakura flowers of anywhere in Japan. It’s a rather lovely drive through Nakijin to the castle ruins, it’s a quiet, pretty town consisting mostly of traditional-style Japanese buildings, some of which are brightly-painted.