Japan

Edo-Tokyo Museum: Is it worth visiting?


You're probably not a museum goer, but still inclined to be filled in with some history and culture of a certain place. Perhaps, you want to visit one where you think that's worth your time. The question is, where in Japan? I might have the answer to that. In March 1993, a space was built… Continue reading Edo-Tokyo Museum: Is it worth visiting?

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Hanami in Japan: The Cheapest Way


The tradition of hanami (花見, flower viewing) in Japan is many centuries old. The habit is said to have started during the Nara period (710–794) when it was ume (plum) blossoms that people marveled at in the beginning. Sakura (cherry tree) appeared to captivate more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura by the Heian period (794–1185). From… Continue reading Hanami in Japan: The Cheapest Way