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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 ...

Climate & Weather in Japan

Fundamentals

2018/6/1

Climate and Yearly Weather in Japan! Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido etc.

When you visit Japan, how is the climate and the weather in Japan? On this page, I would like to introduce the climate and weather of Japan, including the features of each area. The climate of Japan is diverse Japan is an elongated archipelago extending 3000 kilometers north and south. It consists of 4 large islands and about 6,800 small islands. Climate is very different between northernmost Hokkaido and south Okinawa. Winter in Hokkaido is very cold, while Okinawa is relatively mild even in winter. The area where much snow falls in winter is the Japan Sea side of Hokkaido and the Japan Sea side of northern Honshu. Data : Japan Meteorological Agency Japan Meteorological Agency Japan Meteorological Agency   Winter weather : Snow on the Japan Sea side Heavy Snow Fall in Japan = Shutterstock Like the backbone of the archipelago, mountain ranges are long running. Because of this mountain range, the climate of the Pacific side of the Japanese archipelago and the Japan Sea side are greatly different. Every winter, in the area on the Japan Sea side of the Japanese archipelago, many clouds damp from the Sea of ​​Japan and come into collision with the mountains, snow falls often. Meanwhile, in the area on the Pacific side, clear weather will continue in winter. If you go to areas in the Sea of ​​Japan side in winter, especially Hokkaido and northern Honshu, you will be able to see the snow scene.   Japan's rainy season: around June A woman in traditional Japanese kimono ...

Atomic Bomb Dome memorial building in Hiroshima,Japan = Adobe Stock

Destinations

2018/5/28

Hiroshima Prefecture! Best Attractions and Things to do

Hiroshima prefecture is the center of Chugoku district. Hiroshima city with the prefectural office's location is famous as a city damaged by the atomic bomb during the Second World War. If you go to Hiroshima, you can visit the famous museum that memorized those days. At the same time, you can feel the strength of this city that was later rebuilt. Hiroshima has Miyajima Island which is a very popular tourist attraction. A trip to Hiroshima will give you a lot of wonderful experiences. Outline of Hiroshima Prefecture Map of Hiroshima Prefecture Summary There are two sightseeing spots which can not be removed from itinerary during Hiroshima sightseeing. One is Miyajima Island in the Seto Inland Sea. And the other is Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima city. Hiroshima prefecture is located in a calm area facing the Seto Inland Sea in western Japan. This prefecture is connected to the Ehime prefecture of Shikoku on the other side of the Seto Inland Sea by a connecting bridge named "Shimanami Kaido". From this bridge you can enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Shimanami Kaido's starting point is Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Onomichi is a beautiful town often used as a film location. You may stop by Onomichi. Access Airport There is Hiroshima Airport in Mihara city, Hiroshima prefecture. It is approximately 45 minutes by bus to JR Hiroshima Station from this airport. At Hiroshima Airport, scheduled flights are operated with the following airports. International flights Seoul / Incheon Beijing Shanghai / Pudong Dalian ...

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Destinations

2018/5/28

Chugoku Region! Best things to do in 5 Prefectures

The sightseeing spots in Chugoku region are rich in individuality that can not be explained in a word. Conversely, if you travel in the Chugoku region, you can enjoy a variety of sightseeing spots. The south side of this region faces the calm Seto Inland Sea. There are calm sightseeing spots like Miyajima in Hiroshima prefecture. On the other hand, the northern side is an area where development has been delayed, leaving a wonderful traditional world that even the Japanese have forgotten. Outline of Chugoku Region Izumo Taisha Shrine in Shimane, Japan. To pray, Japanese people usually clap their hands 2 times, but for this shrine with the different rule, they have to clap hands 4 times instead = AdobeStock Map of Chugoku = shutterstock Points Chugoku region is located in the west side of Honshu. It is an elongated region to the east and west. In the middle of this region, the mountains called "Chugoku Sanchi" are connected to the east and west. Therefore, the south side and the north side of Chugoku region are divided by this mountain. The south side has a large population, industries are developing. On the other hand, the northern part is a serious area with a declining population. Hiroshima prefecture on the south side has the most tourists in the Chugoku region. This area has Miyajima Island which is the most popular among foreign tourists. There is a maritime shrine named "Itsukushima Shrine". And the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima city has been overwhelmingly highly valued among ...

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Destinations

2018/5/28

10 Best Itineraries for traveling in Japan! Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Kyoto, Hokkaido...

When you go to Japan, you will need to decide where you want to go most in Japan. So, on this page, I will introduce the destinations that are likely to be the main spots of sightseeing trips in Japan. If you have a place you want to go particularly, you may decide your travel plan around the place. Click on each of the maps below, the Google map for that location will be displayed on a separate page, so please refer to it. Tokyo: Enjoy both traditional and modern things! Shibuya Map of Tokyo Tokyo is the capital of Japan with a population of approximately 13 million people. The Tokyo Metropolitan area including the surrounding area has a population of approximately 35 million people. This area is central to Japan economically, politically and culturally. If you travel in Japan, I would recommend dropping by this giant city. The security is very good. Because the train and the subway are moving accurately, the convenience of transportation is also very good. In Tokyo, you can enjoy both Japanese traditional and innovative things. For example, if you go to downtown Tokyo, Asakusa, you can see the traditional landscape centered on the old temple. On the other hand, if you go to Akihabara or Shibuya, you can experience Japanese pop culture. The following video explains well about Tokyo.   Hokkaido : Sapporo + where you want to go most! Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Nagasaki, Japan, which recreates the Netherlands by displaying real size copies ...

Destinations

Destinations

2018/5/28

Best Tourist Destinations in Japan! winter, spring, summer, autumn

On this site, I have pages to introduce individually in various parts of Japan. You can go to the pages by watching the menu and clicking on the titles you are interested in. However, I listed these pages below. Look at the following and if there is a page of your interest, please click on it and go to that page. Because Japan is a very wide country in the north and south, Hokkaido in the north and Kyushu and Okinawa in the south are quite different. I hope that you will find your favorite Japan on my site. 10 Best Itineraries: Where would you like to go? If you want to overview what kind of sightseeing spots are in Japan, please read the following page.   Best Destinations when traveling in Japan The most popular destinations in Japan are the following. Look at the slide images and click on any place you are interested in.   Recommended Articles when deciding your destination I have listed the recommended articles below when deciding where you want to go.   The following are related articles by region. If you click the red heading, you will see articles outlining the region. Hokkaido Tohoku region (Northeastern part of Honshu) Kanto Region (Around Tokyo) Chubu Region (Central Honshu) Kansai region (Around Kyoto and Osaka) Chugoku Region (Western Honshu) Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa   I appreciate you reading to the end. Back to Home   About me Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) ...

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