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Cherry Blossoms & Climate Change

Will rising temperatures change the tradition of viewing cherry blossoms?

Feel the Flower Power at Meigetsu-in Temple

Nicknamed the hydrangea temple, 2,500 hydrangeas bloom every June in profusion at this Michelin-starred Kamakura temple.

Japan's Top 12 Amusement Parks

Looking for a thrill, but don't know where to start? Check out the 12 best amusement parks in Japan!

Gifu's Colorful Hydrangea Road

The rainy season, known as 'tsuyu,' is well-known for its gloomy days and the beautiful hydrangea that brighten the misty days with their flashy pops of purple.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Spring

From plum blossoms to cherry blossoms and hydrangea, there are wonderful things to discover in Ibaraki from February to late June.

The Weeping Willow Plum Trees of Mie

The city of Suzuka, in Mie Prefecture, has a garden that opens its gates after nightfall, allowing guests to see the gorgeous blossoms in a whole new light.

Elements of Nature Encapsulated in Resin

Bring nature into your home in a clear and decorative way with stylish Sola Cubes.

Save up to 85% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 85 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights!

20 Free Things to Do in Japan This Summer

Japan has a host of things to do for budget tourists, and we've compiled our list of the best free things to do. Enjoy!

Would You Buy a Creepy Cactus?

Check out this real 'Little Shop of Horrors,' full of monster-inspired cacti.

16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu

Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!

The 12 Top Spots for Autumn Colors in Japan

Think you know your 'koyo'? Here's the autumn color hall of fame!

Top 10 'Hanami' Spots in Japan

The transient nature of cherry blossoms is an essential part of their beauty, but no one wants to be left in the dark when it comes to finding the perfect spot to see them.

A Kyushu Trip the Whole Family Can Enjoy!

Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasaki offer shopping, theme parks, hot springs, brewery tours and many more unique experiences. There's something for everyone!

Japan's Most Surreal National Park

From late April to early May, the blooms of 4.5 million Nemophilia flowers turn the hills of Hitachi Seaside Park a surreal shade of blue.

A New Approach to Flower Arrangement

Artist Anju Miyawaki has a new and unique way to create "ikebana," the Japanese art of flower arranging, with her exhibition titled "Flat Ikebana."

Perfecting the Art of Bonsai

Bonsai master Kunio Kobayashi explains how he came to the art and its growing global appeal—and why you should visit Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo!

5 Incredible Origami Rose Tutorials

Give your loved ones a bouquet of resplendent red roses (or whatever color you like) without breaking the bank!

Japan's Fabulous Fall Colors Guide by Month

Forget cherry blossom season, fall is the best time to visit Japan and enjoy the scenery! From September to December, check out the best spots to visit to experience the burst of color.

A New Form of Polygonal Art

Driftwood, stems and branches. They’re all around us but so easily overlooked. However, designer Norihiko Terayama’s latest series of sculptures offers different way of seeing these otherwise ordinary objects of nature.

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