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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Located on the mountain top of Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi prefecture, the Chureito Pagoda is part of the Arakusa Sengen Shrine and was built as a peace memorial in 1963.  It's one of Japan’s most iconic views all year long. [...]

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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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Located in the heart of Miyagi in the city of Shiroshi, the Shiroishi Castle, a flatland castle, was the home of the Katakura clan, a family in the Date clan. During the Boshin War, it was temporarily the headquarters of the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei. […]

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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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Yubikan, located in Miyagi, consists of a small, yet gorgeous house surrounded by a pleasant garden and pond. Unfortunately, Yubikan was totally destroyed by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Originally built in 1677 as a retreat for Munetoshi the second-generation head of the Iwadeyama Date Family. [...]

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Located in the northeast mountains of Yamagata City, and in the prefecture of the same name, Yamadera is a scenic temple sitting on a cliff and offering a stunning view of its surrounding valley. Yamadera was founded in 860 and belongs to the Rissakuji Sect, also known as the […]

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