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Early-Blooming Sakura in Izu! the Southern Cherry Blossom and Rapeseed Flower Festival

Early-Blooming Sakura in Izu! the Southern Cherry Blossom and Rapeseed Flower Festival

Minamiizu is the southernmost town of the Izu Peninsula in Japan. Enveloped in an indented coastline, this area is blessed by a lush nature. Every ...

5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

When you think of autumn, fall foliage might be one of the first things that come to mind. The reflection o...

Only Once a Year! See the Red Gates Lit up by Lanterns at Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto

See the Red Gates Lit up by Lanterns at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto

Summer in Japan is known for the many festivals and firework displays all over the country. This time we&...

Tohoku's 3 Unbelievably Awesome Summer Festivals

Tohoku's 3 Unbelievably Awesome Summer Festivals

The period from July to mid-September is summer festival time in Japan. In this article I'd like to i...

Best Times and Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan! Sakura Forecast for 2018

Sakura Forecast for 2018 in JAPAN

This sure was a rough winter in Japan. After experiencing the coldest temperature in 48 years the countr...

Must-Go for This Winter! 5 Illumination Spots in Tokyo 2017-2018

Must-Go for This Winter! 5 Illumination Spots in Tokyo 2017-2018

Winter time in Japan is filled with fun and beautiful events like Christmas, New Year's and Valenti...

Glittering Light Festivals! 6 Must-See Winter Illuminations in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe 2017-2018

6 Must-See Winter Illuminations in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe

Are you visiting Japan this winter? Does your trip include Osaka, Kyoto or Kobe? Here are some of the most ...

A Photo Report From Icho Namiki Avenue, a Must-Go Spot for Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

A Photo Report From Icho Namiki Avenue, a Must-Go Spot for Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

It's late November in Tokyo. The majestic Ginkgo trees that line Jingu Gaien Icho Namiki Avenue tur...

Experience a Seasonal Tradition! A Guide to Tori No Ichi in Tokyo

Experience a Seasonal Tradition! A Guide to Tori No Ichi in Tokyo

Nothing announces the coming of the end of the year like Tori no Ichi. This fair is held two or three times e...

The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue Debuts in Odaiba! A Photo Report from the Spectacular Show

The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue Debuts in Odaiba! A Photo Report from the Spectacular Show

DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Odaiba, Tokyo. The much anticipated life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue was offi...

Koenji Awa Odori, a Photographic Guide to Tokyo's Most Lively Festival

Koenji Awa Odori, a Photographic Guide to Tokyo's Most Lively Festival

The dancers are foolsThe watchers are foolsBoth are fools alike soWhy not dance?(Awa yoshikono, the Aw...