• November 9, 2015

    Chrysanthemums and Other Autumn Flowers in Japan

    Many people might be too busy thinking of the beautiful autumn leaves now, but before that, let’s talk about autumn flowers. Traditionally, Japan has 7 representative autumn flowers (collectively known as aki no nanakusa), which were often depicted in paintings and […]

  • November 6, 2015
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    Koyo, Yo: Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

    Check out our autumn leaves forecast for Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto prefectures. Koyo time is here! 紅葉, meaning the changing of the leaves, is an important seasonal marker in the land of FOUR (count ‘em!) seasons! While perhaps not quite […]

  • August 11, 2015
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    Going Coastal: Beaches in Hayama

    This post by Glen Young was originally published on Tokyo Weekender. A long-time getaway for Tokyo’s upper classes, the beaches of Hayama offer a refined take on the Shonan scene. Hayama is located on the bottom side of the Miura […]

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