Built in 1620 at the order of Asano Nagaakira, a powerful feudal lord (Daimyo) of the Hiroshima clan, the Shukkein-en garden later served as the villa of the Asano family during the Meiji period. Shukkeien, which can be translated into English as “shrunken-scenery garden”, includes valleys, mountains and forests represented in miniature all across the […]

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Enjoy one of Mt. Fuji most iconic photo and video spot in Shizuoka in 360 degrees!

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Located outside of Yokohama and somehow in the middle of an industrial area, Sankei-en garden is an oasis of beauty and calm. Erected in 1904 by a silk trader named Tomitaro Hara, also known as Hara Sankei, this garden features, in one location, the many wonders of Japan. Thanks to his fortune, Tomitaro Hara brought […]

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Japan is the only country in the world that had to suffer the horror of one of the most destructive forces ever created by mankind : an atomic bomb. Preserved as a witness of such horror, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dome, was the only structure left […]

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One of Ishikawa prefecture’s most well known splendors, Kanazawa Castle, has been the pinnacle of power and architecture in the region since 1583. Official headquarters and strong hall of the powerful Maeda Clan, the castle has, however, suffered many disasters and been rebuilt several times including the most recent addition in 2015 of the Gyokuseninmaru […]

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The Spot Koganei Park is the second largest park in the Tokyo area, and is a famous attraction for both local residents and tourists alike. Featuring both plum trees and sakura trees, it is possible to enjoy the park in its full spring colors from March up to April. Here as well you will find […]

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The Spot Not to be confused with Chiba the prefecture, this tiny little park is located at the foot of Tokyo Tower and features around 70 sakura trees. Because of its size and its many sakura trees, Shiba Park might be the most crowded place you can find, but with a bit of patience, and […]

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The Spot Also located in Setagaya, and not too far from Shibuya, Kinuta Koen is a massive 390,000m2 park featuring many plum and sakura trees that will give you the chance to enjoy Japanese hanami from March to April! Unlike many other large parks in Tokyo, Kinuta Koen is a lesser known sakura spot and […]

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The Spot The Shakujii river is located in the northern part of Tokyo. The interesting part of it (from an hanami perspective), stretches from the JR Oji station to the location where it crosses the motorway near Itabashi Honcho. This is an almost 4km walk along the river, which you can also cover by bicycle. […]

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The Spot Located fifty minutes away from Shinjuku by train, Mount Takao, or Takaosan, is surprisingly still located in Tokyo. This small (599m) yet extremely popular mountain receives around 2.5 million visitors each year for its eight different hiking courses. Featuring many temples and a dense forest, Mount Takao will surprise you with its large […]

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The Spot Located next to Shiba Koen and in front of Tokyo Tower, Zojo-ji Temple is one of Tokyo’s most famous and visited temples. While the temple does not feature as many sakura trees as other places, it does give you the possibility to get some of the most gorgeous shots that Tokyo can offer […]

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The Spot Located approximately forty minutes away from Shibuya, and actually outside of Tokyo, Omiya Koen hosts more than 1,200 sakura trees and unlike Tokyo, the park is pretty much empty of foreigners. Featuring many small food stalls, Omiya Koen offers the most picturesque Japanese experience that you could wish for and is definitely worth […]

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