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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 ...

Blakiston's fish owl (Ketupa blakistoni) in Hokkaido,Japan = Shutterstock

Fundamentals

2018/6/29

Recommended local site! East Japan (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto)

Next, I will introduce the many websites that convey local sightseeing spots in Japan. I will introduce them in order from the north side of Japan. If you visit these websites, you can look over each area of Japan. Of course, in the end, please come back to my website! Hokkaido related website Sapporo Tourist Association Sapporo Tourist Association is a tourism related organization in Sapporo. It provides sightseeing information of Sapporo for tourists both in Japan and abroad. >> Click here for official site of Sapporo Tourist Association Hakodate City Hakodate City is also offering sightseeing information for tourists both at home and abroad on the following official website. >> Click here for official website of Hakodate City Biei Town Biei Town, famous for its beautiful flower gardens, also offers tourist information on the official website. >> Click here for Official Site of Biei Town Furano Town Furano Town located in the south of Biei Town also offers sightseeing information on the official website. >> Click here for official website of Furano Town Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association provides detailed tourist information about Shiretoko, a famous tourist destination in Eastern Hokkaido. >> Click here for official website of Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association   Tohoku region related website Sanriku Railway Sanriku Railway runs north and south of the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region. This area was devastated by 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. However, afterwards, Sanriku Railway was restored by the efforts of many people. This railway is now a famous ...

Narita Airport In Chiba Prefecture, Japan = Shutterstock

Transportation

2018/6/11

Narita Airport! How to get to Tokyo / Explore Terminals 1, 2, 3

Narita International Airport is the second biggest airport next to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in Japan. Narita Airport, with Haneda Airport, is fully operational as a Tokyo Metropolitan hub airport. If you travel in Tokyo, you may use these Airports. So on this page, I will introduce about Narita Airport. Since Narita Airport is quite far from the city center of Tokyo, please check the access to Tokyo center. Narita Airport or Haneda Airport? Planes from Japan Airlines (JL) at the Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT). Narita is a hub for Japan Airlines (JL) and All Nippon Airlines ANA (NH) = shutterstock International flights and LCC base Various international flights can be used Tokyo Metropolis has Haneda Airport located in southwest Tokyo and Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. There used to be only Haneda airport, but in the 1960s Japan developed economically and the number of passengers of aircraft increased sharply. For this reason, Haneda airport alone could not deal with increasing demand, and in 1978 Narita airport was opened. Tokyo's international flights were moved to Narita Airport, and Haneda Airport was regarded as the airport for domestic flights. However, Narita Airport is more than 60 kilometers away from the city center of Tokyo even at a straight line distance. It is too far away as a hub airport in Tokyo Metropolis. Meanwhile, at Haneda Airport, there has been a significant expansion. International flights arriving and departing from Haneda are now being operated. A new international terminal building was opened at Haneda Airport. LCC flights have ...

Haneda Airport is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area = shutterstock

Transportation

2018/5/31

Haneda Airport! How to get to Tokyo / International & Domestic Terminals

Haneda Airport is the hub airport of Tokyo Metropolis. You may travel Japan by a international flight arriving and departing from the Haneda airport. And you may travel around Japan using the Haneda airport. So, on this page, I will introduce you useful information about the Haneda Airport. Haneda Airport or Narita Airport? Haneda airport is much closer to Tokyo center than Narita airport Passengers queuing and checking in at airlines counter at Haneda International Airport = shutterstock Outline of Hanede Airport Haneda Airport (official name: Tokyo International Airport) is Japan's largest airport in the southwestern part of Tokyo. It is about 18 kilometers away from the city center of Tokyo. It is approximately 30-40 minutes by train or car from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station. Haneda Airport, together with Narita Airport (Chiba Prefecture), plays a role as a hub airport of Tokyo Metropolis. Up to now Narita Airport has developed as an airport where international flights arrive and depart. On the other hand, Haneda Airport has been fully operated as an airport where domestic flights arrive and depart. However, recently, Haneda airport has greatly expanded. A new International Terminal Building opened. In this way, Haneda Airport has begun to develop as a huge airport that not only domestic flights but also international flights arrive and depart. There are three passenger terminal buildings at Haneda airport. One is a domestic line terminal building. The remaining two are domestic terminal buildings. These terminal buildings are connected by a free bus. >> Click here for official website of ...

Yomeimon Gate in Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan

2018/5/28

Around Tokyo (Kanto Region)! Best things to do in 7 Prefectures

If you go to Tokyo in Japan, why not enjoy a short trip around Tokyo? There are many attractive sightseeing spots in the Kanto Plain (Kanto Region) centering on Tokyo. In those areas you will be able to experience diverse worlds different from the city center of Tokyo. I'd like to introduce you to many recommended places in the Kanto region here. Outline of Kanto Region Lake Ashi and Mount Fuji as Background, Hakone, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan Map of Kanto = shutterstock The Kanto region consists of 7 prefectures located in the Kanto plain. Its central part has developed as the Tokyo Metropolis (a vast urban area centered on Tokyo). There are many JR railway networks and private railroads, and the trains are operated accurately in seconds. Basically, these railway networks are structured so that people can move efficiently in and around Tokyo center. The population of Tokyo Metropolis is about 35 million. The regions in the Kanto Plain are gradually closely connected with the Tokyo that continues to expand. However, on the other hand, the areas far from Tokyo still have beautiful scenery and life culture unique to the land. And those areas are crowded with tourists from Tokyo.   Welcome to Kanto! Now, please visit each area of the Kanto region. Where would you like to go? Ibaragi Prefecture Crowd of tourists enjoying the view of Nemophila at Hitachi Seaside Park,this place popular tourist destination in Japan = Shutterstock Ibaraki prefecture is located in the northeast of Tokyo and faces the Pacific Ocean. In ...

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