• March 10, 2015
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    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
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    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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