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Rikugien Garden: A Paradise Fit for a Daimyo

Need a break from the high-octane city life of Tokyo? Why don't you take a stroll through this tranquil garden, a peaceful haven in stark contrast to the city buzzing by outside?

30 Spectacular Flower Spots in Japan

Seasonality is an important part of life in Japan, especially in spring. Flowers bloom throughout the country and create a colorful, unforgettable landscape for floral fans, nature enthusiasts and anyone in between!

Cherish the Cherry Blossoms With This Playlist

'Hanami' is one of the best parts of cherry blossom season! Make the most of your cherry blossom viewing with this spring-inspired playlist!

See Tottori Cherry Blossoms at their Best

Tottori Prefecture is home to some of the earliest evidence of human settlement in Japan. Few people make it all the way west to enjoy the region today, but these lovely cherry blossom spots might just change your mind!

5 Limited-Edition 'Sakura' Sweets for 2018

Spring brings about new beginnings in Japan—and new sweets, as confectioners celebrate the transient cherry blossoms with 'sakura'-flavored selections!

8 Must-See Sakura Avenues in Tokyo

Spring in Japan goes hand in hand with cherry blossoms! If you're in Tokyo during cherry blossom season, here are 8 must-see avenues full of dreamy trees.

Ginza Line 'Sakura Train' Blooms Underground

For a limited time, passengers on the Tokyo Metro Ginza subway line can enjoy cherry blossoms underground.

Starbucks Unveils 2018 Sakura Drink Line

With cherry blossom season right around the corner, Starbucks is gearing up to start selling their sakura-infused drink line up, which for the first time ever includes a cherry blossom tea.

Our 8 Favorite Sakura Sweets from 7-Eleven

If you're planning on doing some cherry blossom viewing this spring, these are the eight 7-Eleven sweets you need to bring along!

Tohoku: Japan's Treasureland

While Japan's northern Tohoku region may be best known for its incredible winter landscapes, the JNTO and All About Japan headed north in spring to prove there are plenty of reasons to visit the region year-round!

Riding the Rails: The Sagano Scenic Railway

The Sagano Scenic Railway runs the popular sightseeing train known as the Sagano Romantic Train, which takes you on a seven-kilometer journey between Kyoto’s Arashiyama district—a tourist spot in the Sagano area famous for fall foliage—and Kameoka.

9 Fun Tokyo 'Hanami' Spots

Debating where to go to get the most out of Tokyo's brief cherry blossom season? Check out these nine fun spots for some ideas!

Experience the Beauty of Japan in 8K Video

From the rugged mountains of Hokkaido and verdant forests of Kyushu to spectacular festivals of Aichi and the Tokyo skyline, this video stunningly captures the beauty of Japan in under three minutes.

'Hanami' Manners Matter

Don't want to be shamed on Japanese television for having poor manners while enjoying cherry blossoms? Here are the four rules you need to follow to avoid causing a small scandal.

Tokyo's Beautiful 'Sakura' Winter Wonderland

As spring snow fell in the nation's capital, the cherry blossoms turned into beautiful snow-capped buds.

The Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2018 Is Here

Presenting the 2018 sakura speculation map and dates for each prefecture in Japan released by Japan Weather Association.

9 Craft Beers Perfect for Spring

Is there anything better than beer, sunshine and friends? A nice CRAFT beer, sunshine and friends! These nine beers are perfect for spring (or any season!), and are sure to take your hanami or picnics to the next level!

Cherry Tree Made of 880,000 Lego Bricks!

This incredible cherry blossom tree is made up of more than 880,000 Lego pieces—but you can only see it until May 6!

The Shrine with the Best View of Mount Fuji

Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi Prefecture offers what is possibly the single most definitive view of Mount Fuji in Japan.

5 Blooming Places to Enjoy Hanami in Tokyo

'Hanami' is a time-honored tradition in Japan where friends and family gather to enjoy company, refreshments and cherry blossoms. Here are 5 incredible places in Tokyo for your next 'hanami' get-together.

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