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Kawazu cherry trees are a type of cherry tree found in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kawazu. Every year, they bloom for about a month from early February to early March. Go See the Early-Blooming Kawazu Cherry Blossoms!
Recently I visited “Mikatagoko”, a place I’ve been longing to visit for a long time.
“Mikatagoko” consists of 5 individual lakes located in a valley surrounded by hills.
Every year on January 15th, people make a pilgrimage to three temples in Hida-Furukawa: Enko-ji, Shinshu-ji, and Honkou-ji.The three temples feature large Japanese candles, and the main streets of town are lined with giant 2-meter-tall snow candles.
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture is well known for its unique cuisine known as Nagoya meshi. My favourite dish is, hands down, their miso-nikomi udon (thick udon noodles stewed in miso broth)! I couldn’t wait to head to one of the area’s most recommended miso-nikomi udon shops: Yamamotoya Honten. They have a number of locations, but I decided to visit their Esca shop which is situated under Nagoya Station.
Winter’s Atami Sea Fireworks DisplayRead Later
Atami Bay, which is surrounded by mountains on three sides, acts acoustically like a stadium for this fireworks display. As the air is dryer in the winter, the fireworks stand out even more beautifully!
There are many sights to see at this display, including the annual tradition fireworks finale, “Niagara Falls in the Sky.”
Kanazawa Castle – Kenroku-En Story of Four Seasons, Autumn ~ Kanazawa Castle Kenroku-En Light UpRead Later
Kenroku-en, which is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, as well as the adjacent Kanazawa Castle Park and Gyokusen’inmaru Garden, are lit up at the peak of autumn leaves changing! Visitors can enjoy this fantastical night scenery, which is something that you can only see in the late autumn.
The entirety of Kanegasaki Ryokuchi Park, which faces Tsuruga Port, is illuminated during this event. In addition to brick warehouses and former port stations being lit up, the trees lining the roads are also illuminated. Other light attractions include bright corridors of lights and shining train cars!
This retro port town becomes enveloped in a fantastical atmosphere, making it a perfect location for romantic strolls.
Nabana no Sato IlluminationRead Later
Nabana no Sato was built with the idea of “a small dreamlike village along the Nagara River” in mind. The park, with a pond in its center, is lit up at night, and the area boasts one of the largest scale illuminations in Japan.