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Cherry Blossom Days in Japan

February 26, 2018 by Admin

Hanami, or “flower viewing,”  especially cherry blossoms, with friends and family is one of the best times to be in Japan. A tradition in Japan, modern hanami is enjoyed with copious amounts of food and drink. The practice is so popular that finding and securing a good spot in a popular park at peak season may […]

Top Five Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

February 25, 2018 by admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call “flower viewing,”  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan, with copious amounts of food and drink. The practice is so popular that finding and securing a good spot in a popular park at peak season […]

Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

February 20, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it’ll be time again for “hanami.” If you’re new to Japan and Japanese culture, hanami literally means “flower viewing,” but not just any flower will do. We’re talking about Japan’s symbol of all things cute, beautiful, and like the flora itself, fleeting; cherry blossoms. Basically […]

Top 5 Hanami Sites Near Kobe

February 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Hanami, or “flower viewing,” is a coveted Japanese pastime that occurs during the spring months across the country. As soon as the winter makes way for the cherry blossoms, or “sakura,” to bloom, groups of people begin gathering beneath these beautiful blossoms to appreciate their beauty and enjoy each other’s company. Thanks to the elongated […]

Plum Blossom Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots!

February 13, 2015 by Mark Guthrie

While the cherry blossom is the flower that tends to dominate the imagination of Japanese botanic appreciation, it is perhaps the plum (ume) blossom that should be the more celebrated. Reddish pink or white flowers, they are distinguishable from the sakura by their split ended petals and their strong sweet smell. Prior to the Nara […]

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