Tag Archives: spring in Japan

June 04

Wild Hokkaido – Daisetsuzan National Park

Japan’s largest national park situated in the middle of Hokkaido, the most northern island of Japan. Advertisements

May 21

Tulips and cherry blossoms – Flower Power in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

 

May 14

Roof of Japan – The Snow Corridor on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route

For more information the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, visit their official website here.        

April 28

Kyoto at its most beautiful – Cherry blossom season, 2015

March 25

Flower Power – Tsubaki Shrine and Suzuka Forest Park, Mie.

Near the mountains in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, lie two sites of quite different flower power.  The Tsubaki Shrine (椿大神社), whose name means camellia shrine, is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, while the Suzuka Forest Park (鈴鹿森園) is a explosion of glorious pink blossoms every March as 200 weeping plum trees herald spring’s […]

February 24

Full of Beans! – Setsubun in Kanazawa

“Demons out! Luck in!” That’s what people across Japan were chanting on February 3 as they hurled roasted soybeans all over the place to celebrate Setsubun (節分).  Setsubun is the first day of spring according to the old lunar calendar in Japan and on it’s the day to make a fresh start and banish any […]

June 25

Cherry blossom avenue, Shinhidaka, Hokkaido.

The spot in Hokkaido to best appreciate the cherry blossoms must certainly be the Nijukken Cherry Tree Avenue (二十間道路桜並木) in Shinhidaka, about three hours by car from Sapporo.  Set in the heart of Japan’s version of Kentucky, you can admire the blossoms surrouned by the season’s new thoroughbred foals. Shinhidaka is thoroughbred breeding central for Japan […]

April 01

Plum Perfection

Plum blossoms at Yuki Shrine (結城神社) in Tsu, Mie Prefecture.

March 28

Pretty in Pink

A local enjoying the plum blossoms, the first and most colourful harbinger of spring here in Japan.

March 12

Spring at the zoo

An early spring trip to Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (東山動植物園) in Nagoya, Japan.