Tsukiji is not only famous for its fish market and auction site, but also for its outer market and its many restaurants. Here you can roam the streets of the outer market without worrying about being run over by one of many Tsukiji carts and being sure you won’t bother […]

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Okinawa is not a single island but a group of islands, with at its center the island of Okinawa which is the largest island of them all. An hour away or so by plan from the main island you will find, next to Ishigaki island a smaller island named Taketomi […]

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Located around 60 to 70km away from Tokyo and close to the Izu peninsula, Odawara Castle is a small, yet beautiful castle and maybe the only one worth visiting around Tokyo. But what most people do not know is that during the cherry blossom period, Odawara Castle is by […]

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Ooka River is located in a residential area in Yokohama. All year long the river has not much to offer, but once a year, during a very short week, the Ooka river turns into a cherry blossom (Sakura) wonderland with a several kilometer long stretch of pure pink cotton candy.

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We already covered Tokyo Midtown extensively in the past with coverage during the day and during the illumination of the area that takes place every December. Today we will once again come and visit Midtown at night and this time in order to enjoy some of its finest cherry blossoms […]

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Sankei-en is one of the most beautiful and often ignored parks that you can find in Yokohama. While we already covered the Sankei-en park in the past, we decided this year to focus our attention around its pond and its many Sakura and enjoy Hanami with some […]

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We already covered the Sakura of Nakameguro extensively by day and by night, but today we wanted to give you a first hand experience of what it feels like to walk around the area during the Hanami season and where thousands of people come to enjoy some of Tokyo’s […]

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Most of the year Edogawa Koen is your average small Tokyo park stuck between buildings with a gentle little river. Once a year it turns into a magnificent oasis of flowers during the Hanami season.Most of the year Edogawa Koen is your average small Tokyo park stuck between […]

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Shinjuku Station opened in 1885 and today is one of the busiest in Tokyo which, according to JR, is used by around 4 million people every single day! The station hosts no less than 200 different exits and a total of 51 platforms, which can turn Shinjuku Station into […]

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The Sanshing, a three string guitar or banjo, is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor to the more popular Shamisen. Unlike Shamisen however, Sanshing are traditionally made of bamboo and covered with the skin of the Burmese or reticulated python. Sanshin is by far my favorite Japanese music styles. […]

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The first elusive Sakura of the year, is more than anything playing with our nerves as most places are yet to start blooming. This is going to make our hunt for stunning video even more complicated! As you can see here, only the weeping Sakura are blooming at Koishikawa Korakuen […]

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Located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji, Shiraito Falls is a 150 meter wide cascade of spring water coming from Mt Fuji that flows off a 20 meter high cliff. Because of its natural beauty and uniqueness, the Shiraito Falls have been part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu […]

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