by Bryce Marley-Jarrett
It’s coming up to the most beautiful time of the year in Japan; Sakura season! This is Japan’s busiest season for both domestic and international tourists. Everyone flocks to see the stunning blooms on the Sakura trees all over Japan while enjoying time with friends and family under the blossoms. From late March through to early May the trees bloom from Southern Japan to the most North-most tip. Without further ado here is the ultimate guide to Sakura Season in Japan for 2016.
Sakura season is a magical time in Japan, from the first bloom till the last petal falls, the country is blanketed in a palette of pink and white hues, showing the world that spring has most definitely sprung. Throughout this time, Japanese people come together with friends and family to enjoy the natural beauty and flock to parks, and river banks filled with sakura trees, and relax under the trees with picnics and drinks and embrace the beauty.
by Bryce Marley-Jarrett
Today on Japlanning we are getting personal, we have had Devon, one of our main reporters and editors, and also had our Techhead Sam give his favourites. Now it’s time for me, Bryce - the founder of Japlanning, to get down to it and reveal what, make my top-10 about Japan -- and what better time to post this than when I’ve just gotten home from Tokyo for a quick Japlanning research trip.
We love Japan. I’m sure that is obvious, however I have avoided writing this article since the start, not because I don’t love Japan, no, this article has just seemed so daunting! Where do I start, and how do I keep it down to just ten? (I’m sure there will be bonuses.) However, no more stalling; I give you my personal ten things I LOVE about Japan.Read More
by Devon Sponheimer
Way back on my very first trip to Japan, I wanted to experience as much of the country and culture as possible (little realizing that I’d get to travel there AGAIN in the future). For many of our readers, however, a trip to Japan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we always strive to help you make the most of your trip.
Gion Corner in Kyoto is a Japanese culture stage show dedicated to the arts and striving to provide the opportunity for tourists to experience as much Kyoto culture as possible during their stay. In one evening they offer seven different types of traditional arts, giving you the opportunity to check out these really cool (and often ancient!) art forms. Prices are reasonable and the site is tourist friendly.Read More
by Bryce Marley
Today Japlanning have part 2 of their ultimate guide to Sakura season in Japan for 2014! Today we are letting you know the best places to experience the Sakura blossoms across Japan. The team have debated these and have come up with our favourite spots to take in Cherry blossom.
So now that you know the best weeks to see the sakura all across Japan, here are Japlanning's best spots to relax and take in the beauty of the season throughout major cities in Japan -Read More
They are an iconic image of Japan, beautifully dressed women in intricate makeup, adorned with a parasol. The modern Geisha of today are artists and entertainers. Today Japlanning will show you where to see them, and how to get to the most famous location for Geisha's in Kyoto.
Geisha’s have a long history in Japan, however today we are going to let you know about the modern Geisha. Today they are professional entertainers who usually are entertainment during banquets, meals and various other occasions. Geisha's live in Okiya, special houses, usually as a group where they are trained in many traditional arts, like Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, dance and playing of various traditional instruments.Read More