2017/01/16

Early Blooming in Atami

This year, Atami's early-blooming plum and cherry blossoms have began bursting to life particularly early, making it a great time to visit the town. In the name of catching the most of this floral fantasia, I was particularly keen to see the city's reputed plum garden, as well as to take a stroll along the banks of the Itogawa River lined with a Atamizakura...
2016/02/24

2016 Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival Report

Today I traveled to the ocean-side town of Kawazu on Shizuoka's Izu Peninsula to see the Kawazu cherry trees, an early-blooming and long-lasting variety of cherry. This type of tree gives people the chance to see...
2013/02/28

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Kawazu is a small town along the southeastern coast of the Izu Peninsula, a two hour train ride from Tokyo. The town is the birthplace of the Kawazu Cherry, one of the earliest flowering cherry tree varieties. The trees...