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Spring is approaching. White plum blossoms blooming in Tokyo, Japan. Next is the cherry blossoms!

Cherry Blossom Interests

2019/2/18

2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast: slightly earlier or same as usual

Today, I will introduce the cherry blossom forecast of 2019. It is now winter in Japan. However, in Tokyo, plum blossoms began to bloom first. I feel that spring is approaching gradually. Now, the Japanese are starting to feel excited, feeling spring is near. Cherry blossoms are expected to be a little earlier or the same as usual. Please also refer to the following articles for Japanese cherry blossoms.   Summary If you click on this image, the site of Japan Weather Association (in Japanese) will be displayed on a separate page According to the forecast released by the Japan Weather Association on February 7, the cherry blossoms will start flowering from Fukuoka and Kumamoto on March 19. It will flower in Nagasaki and Saga, Kochi on March 21, and Tokyo and Matsuyama on 22th. It will bloom in a wide range from west Japan to eastern Japan by the end of March. In Hokuriku, Nagano and Tohoku regions, there are many places to bloom from early April to mid-April. And on April 29th it will flower in Hakodate, Hokkaido. The forecast for each region announced by the Japan Weather Association is as follows. The cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in about a week after blooming. You can enjoy cherry blossoms for about 10 days after flowering.   Kyushu Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019 Isshingyo Sakura Tree, Aso Kumamoto Japan = shutterstock Map of Kyushu = shutterstock Forecast flowering Average Year Fukuoka City March 19 March 23 Oita City March 24 March 24 Nagasaki ...

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Interests

2018/8/14

Overview of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

On this page, I plan to introduce useful information when you watch the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. I will update this page sequentially, so please make use if you do not mind. For information about hotels and tickets, I will separately post new pages. I plan to deliver those pages sequentially from the spring of 2019. About the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 The 2020 Summer Olympics are planned to be held from 24 July - 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan = shutterstock Schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tokyo Olympics Holding period and number of sports Friday, 24 July – Sunday 9 August 2020 Number of sports: 33 Release schedule of tickets From the spring of 2019 However, the release time will be slightly different depending on the country. Venue list The Tokyo Olympic Games will be held at more than 40 venues. In Tokyo, summer temperatures are very high, so many events to be held outdoors are scheduled to start early in the morning. The following list is the contents announced by "The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games". For details, please refer to the official website of this committee. No. Venue Name Sport/Discipline Olympic Stadium Opening and Closing Ceremonies Athletics Football Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table Tennis Yoyogi National Stadium Handball Nippon Budokan Judo Karate Imperial Palace Garden Athletics (Race Walk) Tokyo International Forum Weightlifting Kokugikan Arena Boxing Equestrian Park Equestrian (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping) Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Badminton Modern Pentathlon (Fencing) Tokyo Stadium Football Rugby Modern Pentathlon (Swimming, Fencing, Riding, ...

Fundamentals

2018/8/13

Recommended sites! Japanese restaurants and festivals

On this page, I introduce sites of so many genres, including restaurants related sites. The link below is useful even when you want to get information about Japanese festivals and attractions, when you want to know Japanese news and weather forecasts, and even if you are interested in Japanese subculture. Please do use it. Restaurant related site GURUNAVI GURUNAVI is the leading restaurant guide site in Japan. It has detailed information on individual restaurants and Izakaya (Japanese style pub) etc. >> The official website of GURUNAVI is here HOT PEPPER HOT PEPPER is a popular restaurant guide site along with the above GURUNAVI. It also has detailed information on individual restaurants and Izakaya (Japanese style pubs) etc. >> The official website of HOT PEPPER is here favy favy is also a site that introduces Japanese restaurants. Although it is not as major as the above GURUNAVI and HOT PEPPER, it is a site that makes it easy for foreign tourists to understand. >> The official website of favy is here SHUN GATE For those who want to know about Japanese food culture, I recommend the following site. SHUN GATE is introducing about delicious food in the region of Japan. This site is very interesting. >> The official website of SHUN GATE is here   Festival and attraction information site JAPAN ATTRACTIONS JAPAN ATTRACTIONS provides up-to-date information on Japanese events such as festivals and illuminations. When you go to Japan, please collect information on this site, which events will be held in various parts of Japan. ...

Life and Culture

2018/6/7

How to enjoy Japanese Autumn! It is the best season for traveling!

If you are going to travel Japan in the fall, what kind of trip is the most fun? In Japan, autumn is the most comfortable season in line with spring. The mountains of the Japanese archipelago are dyed red or yellow depending on autumn colors. Agricultural crops are harvested in autumn and delicious meals can be enjoyed. On this page, I would like to introduce recommended places if you are traveling in Japan. Recommended for traveling in Japan in September, October, November I gathered articles for each month on Japanese autumn. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in autumn, I also wrote articles that introduced it, so visit the page if you do not mind.   Traditional cities such as Kyoto and Nara are beautiful If you are considering traveling in Japan in the fall, I recommend you go to a traditional city like Kyoto or Nara first. There are many temples and shrines in such a town. Many of these sights are more beautiful in autumn in autumn. You will be able to refresh while you are walking around the temple and the shrine. It is around the second half of November that autumn leaves can be seen in major Japanese cities. At that time especially in Kyoto, domestic and foreign tourists come and the famous shrines and temples are very crowded everywhere. If you ...

Life and Culture

2018/6/7

How to enjoy Japanese Summer! Festivals, Fireworks, Beaches, Hokkaido etc.

Summer in Japan is very hot. However, there are traditional summer festivals and large fireworks festivals in Japan. If you go further to Hokkaido and Honshu mountains, you will be greeted with wonderful meadow flowers. Surprisingly beautiful beaches are also attractive. On this page, I will introduce you how to enjoy the summer in Japan. Recommended for traveling in Japan in June, July, August I gathered articles for each month on Japanese summer. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in summer, I also wrote articles that introduced it, so visit the page if you do not mind.   From here on, I will introduce the tourist spots you would like to recommend when traveling Japan in summer. I added a lot of videos and images on this page, so if you do not mind, please look at them and enjoy the atmosphere of summer in Japan. Enjoy the summer festivals in Japan http://japan77.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/A-famous-night-scenes-with-Fireworks-display-in-Miyajima-japan.mp4 This is a movie of fireworks festival held in Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture every August. There are so many festivals in Japan in the summer. In the festival, some of the Japanese wear traditional kimono, perform events that have been inherited from long ago, and see it. You will be able to see the scenery unique to Japan at the festival. There are so many festivals in Japan in the summer. In the festival, ...

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Life and Culture

2018/6/7

How to enjoy Japanese Spring! cherry blossoms, Nemophila etc.

If you are traveling Japan in spring (March, April, May), what can you enjoy? On this page, I would like to introduce what kind of things are popular in the spring of Japan travel. In spring, you can watch a lot of flowers such as cherry blossoms in Japan. The Japanese archipelago is very long in the north and south, so the times when flowers bloom are quite different in the south and the north. I recommend you to check the itinerary to find out where the flowers are blooming when you travel. Recommended for traveling in Japan in December, January, February I gathered articles for each month on Japanese spring. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in spring, I also wrote articles that introduced it, so visit the page if you do not mind.   On this page, I would like to specifically tell you what you can enjoy when you come to Japan in spring. "HANAMI"  Enjoy watching cherry blossoms Cherry blossom petals falling down on the streaming water. Hirosaki Castle, Japan = Shutterstock Tokyo Crowd enjoying Cherry blossoms festival in Ueno Park = Shutterstock For the trip to Japan in the spring, I would like to recommend a cherry blossom first. The Japanese like cherry blossoms. We plant a lot of cherry blossom trees, and when cherry blossoms bloom, we all enjoy watching ...

Life and Culture

2018/6/7

Winter Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

When traveling Japan in winter, what kind of clothes should you wear? If you do not experience a cold winter in your home country, you may wonder what you should wear. On this page, I will introduce you helpful information about clothes when you travel in Japan in winter. I also prepared photographs of winter clothes below. You better wear a coat or jumper in winter In general, Japanese living in Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku are wearing coats or jumpers from December until late February. Meanwhile, when we are in a warm building, we take off our coat and are wearing a jacket such as a sweater on our shirt. Japanese living in Hokkaido will wear coats or jumpers by November. In December they are wearing a slightly thicker coat than Japanese people like Honshu. When it is cold, such as in the evening, they wear a woolen cap or wear gloves to keep it cold. On the other hand, in Okinawa, there are a lot of people who do not wear coats even in winter. Every year, the Japanese archipelago will be quite similar in temperature everywhere (hot everywhere!), But in winter the temperature will vary considerably depending on the location. In winter, I recommend that you prepare the most suitable clothes according to the place you go.   Examples of clothes to wear in Japanese winter Below are the photographs of winter in Japan. I guess these are mainly photographs taken in Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Please refer to these photos and think about the ...

SideArm or sow Festival, Yokote, Akita, Japan = Adobe Stock

Life and Culture

2018/6/6

February in Japan! How to enjoy the beautiful winter world

February is the coldest time in Japan. Except for a limited area such as Okinawa, you need a coat or jumper when walking in the city. At this time, ski resorts are in the best condition. In snowy areas, you can see the beautiful snow scene like that on the guide book. In addition to these things, there is another fun thing when you travel in February. Winter festivals are held in various parts of Japan. On this page, I will introduce mainly the representative winter festival. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in February If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in February, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.   Representative winter festival held every February Well then, I will introduce the representative winter festivals I would like to recommend to you. Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival First of all, let me introduce it from the famous festival held every year in Yokote, Akita Prefecture in northern Honshu. In mid-February every year, locals hold the "Yokote Kanakurasa Festival" as seen in the top photo. "Kamakura" is a small dome made of snow. Since there are a lot of snow every year in Yokote City, people harden the snow and cut through it to make "Kamakura". During this festival period, in Yokote City, "Kamakura" with a height of 3 meters or so is made in total of 100 pieces. As can be seen in the picture below, small "Kamakura" are also made a lot. In Kamakura local people welcome you ...

How to enjoy Japanese Winter

Life and Culture

2018/6/6

How to enjoy Japanese Winter! Ski Resort, Festivals, Drift Ice etc.

If you are traveling in Japan in the winter, what type of trip is best? If you have never experienced a cold winter, I would recommend Hokkaido first. Next, I recommend the Tohoku region and some Chubu regions. On the other hand, in urban areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, you will be able to enjoy sightseeing trips as well as other seasons without suffering from snow. On this page, I will introduce the tourist spots I recommend especially in winter. Enjoy Japan in December, January, February I gathered articles for each month on Japanese winter. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in winter, I also wrote articles that introduced it, so visit the page if you do not mind.   From here on, I will introduce the tourist spots you would like to recommend when traveling Japan in winter. I added a lot of videos and images on this page, so if you do not mind, please look at them and enjoy the atmosphere of winter in Japan.   Snowy mountain: Experience skiing and snow boating http://japan77.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Diamond-dust.mp4   http://japan77.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hakuba-47-Park-filmed-from-top-chair-lift.-Happo-Nagano-Japan.m4v   trees covered with hoar frost, Zao, Yamagata Prefecture Nishiho Sanso around the dawn of winter, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan = Adobe Stock First of all as a winter destination, I recommend mountain areas such as Hokkaido, Tohoku region, and Chubu region. For example, it is as ...

Nebuta Festival, Aomori, Japan = Shutterstock

Interests

2018/5/28

Japan's Most Recommended Festivals in winter, spring, summer, autumn

We have inherited various festivals from old days to match the changing seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. On this page, I will introduce the seasonal festivals that I would like to recommend specifically to you. When you come to Japan, please enjoy the festival to be held at that time. The Best Festivals In Japanese Winter Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo City, Hokkaidpo) Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park = shutterstock The 68th Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park. It was held from February 6 to 12, 2017, people come to see the hundreds of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures = shutterstock Way down in the Ice cave Illuminated icicle with tourist at Sapporo Snow Festival, Hokkaido, japan = shutterstock_729045385 If you are considering traveling in Japan in the winter, please go to the Sapporo Snow Festival in February. This snow festival is one of the biggest festivals in the Japanese festival. Every year, more than 2 million tourists from home and abroad come to see this festival. The Sapporo Snow Festival will be held around Odori Park in the main street of Sapporo. There are huge snow statues in Odori Park. Some snow statues have a width of 40 meters. In the evening, these snow statues are lighted up. A lot of stalls are lined up and warm food and drinks are sold. The lighted up snow statues have a very fantastic atmosphere. >> For details of Sapporo Snow Festival please refer to the official website   The Best Festivals In Japanese ...

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