Kawaguchiko does not need any introduction. Part of the Fuji five lakes, it’s famous among both Japanese and foreign tourists resulting in hours of traffic jams for the chance to enjoy a view of Mt. Fuji over Kawaguchiko lake. While the area is beautiful all year long, it’s during autumn […]

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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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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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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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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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