Hanami does not have to mean a picnic! Here is my pick of the best hanami walking routes in Tokyo, and where to enjoy riverside sakura views.
If you’re in Japan at the end of February, you’ll find plum trees in full bloom. Here are the 3 best spots to enjoy plum blossoms in Tokyo.
From Feb 13, people and businesses that do not cooperate with the Japanese authorities’ efforts to stop the spread of COVID face fines of up to 500,000 yen.
Looking for a spacious park in Tokyo to get in touch with nature and relax with your family? Forest for the 21st Century is the place for you!
There is some good news for Japanese foreign residents stranded outside the country by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though foreign tourists still cannot get in, foreigners with a mid- or long-term status of residence are now allowed to re-enter Japan if they fulfil several conditions set out by the government. Read on for an outline of the new regulations and learn if you qualify for re-entry.
If you are looking for a quiet place to sit and enjoy the sunset, try Motosuka Beach in Chiba.
Looking for a spacious park in Tokyo to relax with your family? Mizumoto Koen is the place for you! With large meadows, wooded areas, shady ponds and quite a sizeable lake, Mizumoto Park is the place to go for some quality family time in nature.
Rainy season is the best time to enjoy some of Tokyo’s most spectacular flower festivals: irises in the Horikiri Iris Garden (堀切菖蒲園).
With 50,000 Hydrangea bushes planted around a spacious temple complex, Hondo-ji is my favourite spot for Hydrangeas near Tokyo.
Looking for less crowded hanami spots? For a taste of the shitamachi culture, try Ohanajaya: a scenic canal lined with sakura trees!