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Hakuba chain of mountains of snow and a pink one cherry tree = shutterstock

Life and Culture

2019/4/5

Shining Spring and Distant Snow Scene: From 10 beautiful pictures!

Japan is now in the spring season. Cherry blossoms bloom in many places in Tokyo, Kyoto, etc. I will introduce you this beautiful Japanese spring with 10 photos. Even though spring has come, the distant mountains are still full of white snow. Please enjoy the scenery where spring and winter coexist. White Mount Fuji and Shining Trees Mount Fuji and Cherry Blossom in full bloom as seen from Lake Tanuki, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan = AdobeStock Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms.The shooting location is Lake Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi prefecture Japan = shutterstock Mount Fuji is still in the midst of winter. Meanwhile, spring came around Mount Fuji, so you can enjoy the wonderful contrast of winter and spring.   Pink moss field and Mt. Fuji with clear blue sky = shutterstock Around Mt. Fuji, after the cherry blossoms have fallen, the flowers of Moss Phlox will begin to bloom from the middle of April.   Fresh green tea fields with snow-capped Mount Fuji = shutterstock On the south side of Mt. Fuji, there are many tea plantations. In these fields, the fresh greens are very beautiful in spring.   Mountainous area of Honshu Hakuba chain of mountains of snow and a pink one cherry tree = shutterstock In the mountainous region of Honshu, you can now enjoy the wonderful contrast between winter and spring. The above photo was taken at Hakuba Village in Nagano Prefecture. In Hakuba, high mountains around 3000 meters above sea level are connected. In these mountains, many tourists enjoy skiing and ...

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 ...

A Japanese woman wearing kimono looking cherry blossoms = Shutterstock

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 ...

Best Time To Visit Japan

Fundamentals

2018/6/1

Best Time To Visit Japan! The best seasons for each purpose such as snow, cherry blossoms

When is the most suitable for traveling in Japan? The answer depends on what purpose you want to travel for. If you want to see the snowy scenery, I recommend you to go to Hokkaido, Tohoku region, Nagano prefecture, etc. from January to February. If you want to see the beautiful cherry blossoms blooming, April is good. If you want to enjoy autumn leaves around November is the best. If you are going to see autumn leaves in Hokkaido, around October is the best. On this page, I would like to introduce the highlight of each season. Spring - March, April, May: Flowers and fresh green are beautiful Mt. Fuji, Japan = Adobe Stock Nemophila at Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki, Japan The initial 3 weeks of March and then the previous 3 weeks of Apr each year are especially the optimal times to travel to Japan. This is when the pupils are in school finishing the school year, and the majority of other people are on the job. The Japanese school year starts in Apr and finishes in March, so that they've a 2 week break towards the end of the school year. Dependant upon where you go to in Japan, throughout spring you will typically be able to find the cherry blossoms in bloom and attend a cherry blossom festival. The weather is excellent, but if the winter will tug then the nights could be a little cold. Summer - June, July, August: Hokkaido and summer festivals are recommended Colorful flower field and blue sky in ...

colorful flower field and blue sky in Shikisai-no-oka, Biei, Hokkaido

Interests

2018/5/28

5 Best Flower Gardens in Japan: Shikisai-no-oka, Farm Tomita, Hitachi Seaside Park ...

Have you heard about beautiful flower gardens in Hokkaido, Japan? On this page, I will introduce five representative flower sights. Not only cherry blossoms are beautiful flowers in Japan. If you go to Shikisai-no-oka or Farm Tomita, you surely will want to post in the Instagram. There are beautiful flower gardens besides Hokkaido. Hitachi Seaside Park and flowers at the foot of Mt. Fuji are also splendid. Personally, I would like you to see the amazingly beautiful wisteria flowers of Ashikaga! Shikisai-no-oka : Lavender etc, Tractor taking tourist relax in colorful flower field during summer at Shikisai-no-oka on July = shutterstock Shikisai-no-oka is a tourist plantation located in Biei-cho, Hokkaido. There are a lot of flower gardens in the site of about 7 hectares. From spring to autumn, about 30 types of flowers bloom one after the other, such as lavender, nadeshiko, sunflower, salvia, marigold, cosmos. Lavender is about to be seen from late June until early August. Those flower gardens are as if they are beautiful carpets. Tourists can travel these flower fields with a bus that tractor is towing. In addition, Shikisai-no-oka has alpaca ranch. You can feed the alpaca there. In addition to this there are restaurants and agricultural direct selling places. In winter, the flower garden is buried in the snow. During this time, you can enjoy snowmobiles and sleds. For details, refer to the following site. >> The official site of Shikisai-no-oka is here   Farm Tomita : Lavender etc, Irodori field, Tomita farm, Furano, Japan. It is the famous ...

Cherry Blossoms and Geisha = Shutterstock

Cherry Blossom Interests

2018/5/28

Best Cherry Blossom Spots and Season in Japan! Hirosaki Castle, Mt.Yoshino...

On this page, I will introduce sightseeing spots with beautiful cherry blossoms. Because Japanese people plant cherry blossoms here and there, it is very difficult to decide the best area. On this page, I will introduce you to the areas where travelers from foreign countries can enjoy Japanese emotions with cherry blossoms. Please also refer to the following articles for Japanese cherry blossoms. Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Japanese really like cherry blossoms. In Japan, cherry blossoms bloom from the end of March to the beginning of April except cold areas such as Hokkaido and Tohoku area. As the cherry blossoms are scattered soon, the Japanese will lay a seat under the cherry tree as soon as the cherry blossoms, sitting on top of it and holding a party. If you visit Japan when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, you will find sight of such parties here and there. Cherry blossoms start to bloom in order from the south of Japan. Cherry blossoms in the northern part of the Tohoku region and Hokkaido are in late April to early May. So, if you come to Japan, you should go to the region where cherry blossoms are blooming at that time. Please try chasing the cherry blossoms!   Hirosaki Castle (Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture) Cherry blossoms at the Hirosaki Castle Park in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan Hirosaki is a very beautiful city in the northern part of the Tohoku region. In the center of this town there is Hirosaki Castle, which is famous for its cherry ...

Destinations

2018/5/28

Hokkaido! 21 Popular Tourist Areas and 10 Airports

Hokkaido is Japan's second largest island after Honshu. And it is the northernmost and the largest prefecture. Hokkaido is colder than other islands in Japan. Because the development by Japanese has been delayed, there is a vast and beautiful nature in Hokkaido. On this page, I will introduce the outline of Hokkaido. If you look through this long article to the very end, you can almost understand Hokkaido as a whole. If you have an area of your interest, look at the table of contents below and look at that area. Outline of Hokkaido A beautiful hill of Biei-cho, Hokkaido = Adobe Stock Map of Hokkaido Points Hokkaido, along with Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, is one of the four major islands that make up the Japanese archipelago. Like other Japanese islands, there are volcanoes in Hokkaido. So there are many spa resorts. If you go to Hokkaido, I especially recommend two things. First, why do not you enjoy the sightseeing of the unique cities of Hokkaido? There are beautiful cities representing Japan such as Sapporo, Hakodate, Otaru. Those cities are also very famous for having many delicious foods such as sushi and ramen. Second, why do not you enjoy the amazing nature of Hokkaido? Hokkaido was not developed until the first half of the 20th century, so many wild nature is left. Flower fields and pastures built after that will also refresh your mind. Nature in Hokkaido changes beautifully according to the change of the four seasons. In winter you can enjoy winter sports with ...

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