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Cherry Blossoms

late March–late April • nature

The first week of April is the best chance to see Japanese cherry trees in full bloom!

Fuji Shibazakura

April 14–May 27, 2018 • event

A festival that celebrates the beauty of Shibazakura

Hanami Season

February–April  • activity

Enjoy the colorful sights of spring blossoms

Wisteria Tunnels

late April–early May • nature

It's unbelievable that such beauty actually exists on planet Earth. Visit the hundred-year-old wisteria gardens during bloom and see for yourself

Baseball Season

March–October  • activity

An American sport with the Japanese twist


December–May • food

The unique Japanese strawberries make for great romantic gifts

Beach Season

April–October • activity

The official beach season starts with the end of school. But you can enjoy it any time


late March– April • food

Taste this true sign of spring

Hanami Dango

late March–April • food

Thanks to this traditional Japanese dessert you will be able to feel cherry blossoms with all your five senses

Kusa Mochi

March–May • food

Traditionally eaten in spring, "grass mochi" is a true delight


April–October • activity

Japan offers some great windy places perfect for this sport


Climbing Mount Fuji

early July–mid-September  • activity

Climbing Mt Fuji is a truly beautiful experience​!

Ume Blossom

February–March • nature

The beautiful though often underappreciated blossoms of Japanese plum or apricot are one of the first signs of spring


March 11–25, 2018 | May 13–27, 2018 | July 08–22, 2018 | September 09–23, 2018 | November 11–25, 2018 • event

Check out this famous and ancient Japanese sport in action!

Hydrangea Blossoms

June–early July • nature

Explore the temples of Kamakura with its stunning flower carpets

Kanamara Matsuri

April 01, 2018 • event

An interesting festival that celebrates fertility and openness that welcomes everyone!

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

mid-August • event

Definitely the wettest in Japan! This water-throwing festival brings both happiness and prosperity


late April or early May • event

This Baby Crying Festival that has been making children cry for over 300 years!

Tsuchiura National Fireworks Competition

October 07, 2017 • event

One of the last major fireworks shows of the year

Obon Matsuri

July 13–July 15 | August 13–August 15 • event

Feel the spirituality of the Japanese Buddhist festival of the Dead


November–February • food

A small fruit with a sweet peel


December–February  • food

This insect dish is available in jars or freshly boiled and prepared over rice during winter


December–February  • food

A small fish with a great taste


June–July • food

Well-known for their blossoms, umes are Japanese plums

Kaki or Japanese Persimmon

November–February  • food

An autumn fruit with a woody texture

Toshikoshi Soba

December 31 • food

Traditional noodles for a great New Year's meal

Tanabata Festival

July 07–August • event

Celebrated nationwide, this festival brings colour and romance to daily life!

Nashi Pears

September–October • food

Similar to apples in taste and texture, Japanese pears are large and crispy

Sea Cucumber

December–February • food

Though not too pleasing to the eye, these creatures are a true delicacy


November–December • food

Used mostly for cooking, this citrus fruit has a unique taste

Fuji Apples

September–November • food

These special Japanese apples are both sweet and juicy

Sumida River Fireworks

July 28, 2018 • event

One of the oldest and most famous fireworks shows in Japan


June–August  • food

In Japan summer means eel time!


May–July • food

You will find it everywhere during this season!


September–December • food

Japanese grapes with a thick skin


late November–February • food

Most often eaten in winter, zazamushi might be the strangest dish you have ever tried!

Satonishiki Cherries

May–July • food

A bright red and luxurious variety of cherry


October–January • food

A citrus fruit that is easy to peel