Flowers

7 Top Reasons to Visit Fuji no Hana Festival in Ashikaga Flower Park

It’s finally wisteria season. Our most favourite wisteria spot is Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi prefecture, located outskirt of Tokyo. Ashikaga Flower Park early spring always holds Fuji no Hana festival. Fuji no Hana literally means wisteria flower in Japanese. There are several spots in Tokyo for wisteria viewing. Neither of those spots can match the …

Early Spring Cherry Blossom Festival: Kawazu Sakura Matsuri

  Spring is around the corner. Japan’s iconic flower Somei Yoshino sakura has yet blooming. In winter, there’s famous pink sakura named Kawazu Sakura. It’s known as early spring sakura or early blooming sakura instead of winter sakura. This stunning flower is originated from Kawazu, Izu Peninsula. Kawazu Sakura tree (or Kawazu-zakura as pronounced by …

Kyoto’s Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms Sakura Viewing

Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular cities at all times of the year. To see World’s Heritage Sites and experience local cultures (like traditional Japanese dining and wearing kimono) are usually the main reasons to visit Kyoto. In spring, another strong reason to visit Kyoto is to see cherry blossoms (sakura). Sakura viewing is …