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2017/04/27

Wisteria Watching at Ashikaga Flower Park

Today I traveled to Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture to take in some of the floral delights the park has to offer. The park boasts spectacular displays of seasonal flowers at various points throughout the year, but is particularly well known for its wisteria flowers that typically come into full bloom around late April to mid May and invariably draw in droves of flower fanatics...
2016/08/27

Fool's Dance at Koenji Awa Odori

Every year, on the last weekend of August, over ten thousand dancers converge in Koenji, a district in the Suginami Ward of Tokyo, to dance the lively and energetic fool's dance - or Awa Odori...
2014/04/09

2014/04/09 - Gunma Report

As the regular season comes to a close around Tokyo and Kyoto, Schauwecker and I headed out to check out Gunma Prefecture....
2013/11/11

2013/11/11 - Sakurayama Report

Sakurayama Park in Fujioka City of Gunma Prefecture is relatively unknown but a little gem of a place to see autumn colors together with winter flowering cherry blossoms. The park has thousands of these cherry...
2013/10/10

2013/10/10 - Oze Report

Today I visited the Oze National Park, a popular autumn color spot not too far away from Tokyo. The huge park traverses the prefectures of Gunma...
2013/09/13

Nakanojo Biennale 2013

About two hours by train north of Tokyo, in the forested, hot spring dotted, mountainous northern region of Gunma Prefecture is a town called Nakanojo. Once every two years, the town holds the Nakanojo Biennale ...
2013/04/23

Northern Kanto Flower Report

Next week we will continue our cherry blossoms coverage from the Tohoku Region, but in the meantime we headed out to do something a little different. As the sakura...