Sakura Season in Pictures

Sakura Season in Pictures

Cherry Blossom season is officially over in Tokyo and most of Japan.  There are still some colder areas in northern Japan, such as Hokkaido, where the trees have just started to bloom.  I was only able to see a few…

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2019 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing

2019 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing

One of Japan’s main attractions is its cherry blossom, or sakura, season in the spring.  People from all over the globe visit the country to witness the beauty of the white or pink trees.  There are over 100 varieties of…

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Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate Lover’s Dream?

Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate Lover’s …

On Valentine’s Day in the U.S., it is popular for couples to give each other thoughtful gifts, flowers, candy and cards at a romantic dinner.  This is not the same on Valentine’s Day in Japan but it is a unique…

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Setsubun Festival in Japan
Tokyo

Setsubun Festival in Japan

According to the lunar calendar, February 3rd traditionally marks the start of spring in Japan.  A festival called Setsuban, which means seasonal division, is celebrated each year.  It is filled with many traditions to welcome the new season.  Mamemaki People…

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Island Hopping: Phi Phi Islands in Thailand
Thailand

Island Hopping: Phi Phi Islands in Thailand

Phi Phi Islands has been on my list for a very long time so I am excited that I was finally able to visit. If you are traveling to Phuket, I highly suggest visiting Phi Phi islands for at least a day. My…

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