Flowers

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 …