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Sailing Through Sakura: One-of-a-kind Tokyo Cherry Blossom Events & Activities for 2023

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Spring

If you're planning a trip to Tokyo this spring (or if you're already there!), then you're just in time to catch one of the most anticipated times of the year: Sakura Season! Every spring, all over Japan people celebrate the fleeting beauty of these beautiful blossoms. While many people choose to simply visit a nearby park, for those looking for a bit more excitement, there are some truly unique experiences to be had. Here are some of the most exciting cherry blossom events to join if you're in the Tokyo area!

Newly Opened & Renewed Attractions in Osaka: Must-See Spots in 2023/24

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi

In preparation for the Kansai Expo in 2025 on Osaka's Yumeshima island, many new developments are happening in Osaka City and its surroundings. These developments include new roads, railways, hotels, offices, and shops. In 2023, the Tennoji Mio commercial complex will be renovated, and a new shopping center and outlet mall will open in Kadoma City, which is easy to reach from Osaka. Also, a large complex called Grand Green Osaka will open near Osaka Station, which is the biggest train station in the Kansai region. Below are some of the other places that will be renovated or opened in 2023 and 2024.

Become a True Gundam Pilot - Stepping into the P.O.D. at a Tokyo Arcade! (Video)


Japan and robots go together like a hotdog and mustard. One of the nation’s most famous robot exports is known worldwide simply as “Gundam.” What started out as an anime has become a huge franchise with its own games, movies, and even a life-sized statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a way to pilot your very own Gundam robot!

19 Best Things to Do in Kobe: Attractions, Fun Tours & More

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Downtown

One of western Japan’s most popular cities, Kobe is well known for its resiliency following 1995’s Great Hanshin Earthquake, its international flavor, and, of course, world-famous Kobe beef. Around 30 minutes west of Osaka and located on a scenic harbor, Kobe is a natural addition to any western Japan itinerary and a great weekend destination. Here are the 20 best things to do in Kobe, perfect for any first-time visitor.

Travel Essentials: Complete Guide to Traveling With Luggage in Japan

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Other Sightseeing

When traveling with luggage in Japan, keep in mind that the country is perfect for shopping, but not for large suitcases. Packing lightly is recommended, as your suitcase may become heavier throughout your trip. To avoid difficulty, check out our tips on what to do with luggage in Japan before your visit. This way, you can enjoy a successful trip and heavy-duty shopping.

Japan Cherry Blossom 2023 Forecast: When & Where To See Sakura in Japan


Planning your dream trip to Japan in spring for cherry blossom season? Here is where and when is the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Japan in 2023! In this deep dive, we share the Japan cherry blossom forecast, talk about sakura viewing culture, and see where are the best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan.

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