Kyujinnomaru Tei used to be the estate of the head of the Oshima island fisherman’s union during the Meiji period, today it’s an open and free to the public house turned into a small museum giving the chance for anyone to get a look at […]

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Here is another stunning park near Tokyo.  Hitachi Seaside Parkland in Ibaraki Prefecture. Once a year it offers visitors an incredibly gorgeous view with its nemophila Harmony festival. Thanks to its unique configuration of small hills, Hitachi Seaside Park is covered with millions of nemophila, giving visitors an incredible view. […]

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Erected where the Japanese Saint Nichiren supposedly died in 1282, Ikegami Honmon-ji has since been the administrative headquarters, as well as the training and living quarters, of the Nichiren Shu followers.  It’s also a famous cherry blossom spot around the amazing temple and pagoda. [...]

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Located near the Imperial Palace and the Yasukuni Shrine, Chidorigafuchi is a national Japanese cemetery and memorial for approximately 350,000 unidentified war dead of the Second World War. Despite its gloomy background, Chidorigafuchi is, once a year during hanami, the cherry blossom season, one of Tokyo’s hottest places to […]

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Tokyo counts many gorgeous cherry blossom/sakura spots that are worth your time and attention if you do not mind the bustling crowds. But, away from the masses and mostly kept secret by many photographers and sakura specialists, there is a 2km long sakura wonderland that will blow your […]

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The Naka-Meguro river and its many Sakura no longer require an introduction. In the past we’ve covered this area both by day and night. This year again we could not resist taking another video and sharing it with you an amazing pink night view of river and its Sakura! [...]

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If you are looking for something different to visit in Tokyo, I would highly recommend Yanaka, with unfortunately, the exception of Yanaka Ginza. Yanaka is one of the places in Tokyo that has been frozen in time and that could, at least for us foreigners, be a bit weird. [...]

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Tokyo counts many gorgeous cherry blossom/sakura spots that are all worth your time and attention if you do not mind the bustling crowds. Away from the masses are quiet locations known by photographers and sakura specialists. There is a 2km long sakura wonderland that will blow your […]

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Hama No Yu, is an open-air onsen located on the Tokyo Island of Oshima. Open all almost year-long Hama No Yu, thanks to its unique location, gives you the chance to enjoy the islands beautiful sunsets over the Izu Peninsula and the surrounding sea […]

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Did you know that Tokyo is one of a few megacities in the world that has its very own active volcano and Japan’s only desert? And that the last time this volcano erupted was just recently in 1990? Now did you know that Tokyo also features not one but […]

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The 2018 Sakura season began on March 17th.  These Kawazuzakura in Tokyo, along the Tamagawa river, are in full bloom! Even better, Japanese media has announced that other varieties of cherry trees are also starting to bloom all around Tokyo and we expect to have them in full bloom […]

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The Bunkyo Civic Center, and its Sky View Lounge observatory is, as far as we are concerned, the best spot in Tokyo to enjoy Mt Fuji behind Shinjuku’s major skyscrapers. Open year round with free admission since 1994, the Bunkyo Civic Center had a rather rocky start and today’s […]

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