Tips for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

Tips for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are one  of the most famous symbols of Japan, and quite possibly the favorite flower of many Japanese. The soft pink petals of the sakura flowers announce the arrival of spring, and the time of the year when you can spend time outside, admiring the beauty of nature. Cherry trees grow all over Japan, and while the precise time of the year when they bloom depends on the weather and the altitude, one thing all cherry trees in Japan have in common is their power to a... [ read more ]

The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the largest metropolises in the world, a sprawling urban jungle that comprises sevel cities. One could live in Tokyo for a lifetime and still find parts of the city that they have never seen before, and as a tourist there are no two sights in Tokyo that you'll have to see twice if you don't want to. There is so much to see and to do in this gigantic city that it's easy to find yourself at a loss when it comes to sightseeing - where to go first? While there are more sights in ... [ read more ]