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Arimatsu Shibori Festival

Indigo Dyeing, called shibori, is a 1300 year old cultural art that involves many techniques. Read more

Yamazaki River Cherry Blossoms

Today, we’re going to look at some beautiful cherry blossoms. We’re at the Yamazaki River in Nagoya. It is one of the top 100 best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan. Read more

Baikasai Kyoto Plum Blossom Festival

The Baikasai Plum Blossom Festival takes place every year on February 25th at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto. The celebration features plum blossoms, an outdoor tea ceremony, and real geisha. Read more

When is Cherry Blossom Season in Japan?

Today we are answering the question, “When is cherry blossom season in Japan?” Read more

Wakakusa Yamayaki Festival

On the fourth Saturday in January, the incredible Wakakusa Yamayaki event takes place in Nara, Japan. Disputing temples settle a 260-year-old territorial dispute by setting an entire mountainside ablaze. Read more

Zao Snow Monster Festival

The Zao Snow Monster Festival is a natural event that occurs every year in the months of January and February. A blend of heavy snowfall and cold Siberian winds come together to form monster-like figures, called Juhyo, over the Alpine trees. Read more

2018 Japan Spring Tours

Becki and I are back from our 2018 Japan Spring Tours. We had a great time, met a bunch of nice people and made new friends along the way. It was wonderful sharing what we love about Japan and showing everyone around. Here are some photos of the places we saw during our tours. Enjoy! Read more

Best Time to Visit Japan

Choosing the best time to visit Japan is just as important as choosing your destinations. It could be the difference between a trip of a lifetime or a mild nightmare.
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Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

The Kishiwada Danjiri Festival, or Danjiri Matsuri, dates back over 300 years and is held every year in September in Osaka. Around 500,000 tourists visit Kishiwada to experience this exciting festival.

Danjiri are traditional floats used in festivals in Japan. The floats at this festival are hand-made from wood and Read more

Hamamatsu Festival 2017

Hamamatsu, known as the windy city, is an excellent place for a kite festival. Every year in May, the 450-year old Hamamatsu Festival, or Hamamatsu Matsuri, features around 170 gigantic kites that take to the sky at Nakatajima Dunes in a beautiful display.

Each kite, measuring 3.5 x 3.5 meters, Read more