• March 3, 2015

    Yozakura: Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing

    Japan just can’t get enough of its iconic sakura (cherry blossoms)—they don’t just view them during the daytime, but also at night! They even have a term for cherry blossoms at night: yozakura. The lanterns or lights may be simple, […]

  • February 1, 2015
    Plum or cherry blossoms? Photo by kanegen, used under a Creative Commons license.

    Plum Blossoms in Tokyo

    It’s true, cherry blossoms do tend to overshadow Japan’s other stunning flowers. However,  plum (ume) blossoms — which bloom in late February to signal the start of spring — should not be overlooked. Plum blossoms’ reddish, pink, or white flowers remain […]

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  • February 19, 2015
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    Cheapo Weekend for Feb 21-22: Chinese New Year

    Yokohama is where it’s AT to celebrate Chinese New Year with the Chinatown Lion Dance. Festivities kick off on Thursday, February 19th with a Lion Dance parade. This martial arts-influenced dance is performed to pray for a good harvest and prosperity…a […]

  • February 14, 2015

    Say chee-su!

    Who needs a camera in this day and age, right? Weeeeell sort of: there are still some things that normal cameras (you know, the ones that can’t be used as phones) can do and if you happen to be in […]

  • February 12, 2015

    Cheapo Weekend for Feb 14-15: Love and Other Stuff

    Feel the love all weekend long with Valentine’s Day festivities around Tokyo. First up we’ve got the World Valentine’s Festival at Yoyogi Park going down from 10:00 am-7:00 pm on February 14th and 15th. This Yoyogi Park event has got […]