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10 Picturesque Sights in Hokkaido From Spring to Early Summer Too Beautiful to Miss

Niseko / Rusutsu Spring

Nature in Hokkaido comes to life when the warmer seasons of spring and summer roll around between April to June. Colorful flowers cover the land and animals start becoming more active, filling the region with renewed vibrancy. With so many places of interest to cover, visitors often wonder how to start planning. Check out this handy guide of 10 must-visit scenic spots that have been hand-picked by a local writer who knows where to find the best sights Hokkaido has to offer. Get yourself ready for a fantastic journey through Japan's northernmost prefecture!

Visit Japan While You're Stuck Home: 5 Breathtaking Places For Your Bucket List!

Spring

Due to the COVID-19 situation, virtually all travel plans have been put on hold. But until we can travel again, this is the perfect time to put together some travel ideas and craft the ideal itinerary for your next trip to Japan! Most outdoor places are currently closed right now, but to help you get started on planning your next trip, we have compiled five locations with breathtaking views you can visit when they reopen, with accompanying videos taken last year you can check out!

Learn the Art of Flower Arrangement at Ohara School of Ikebana

Harajuku Other Traditional Arts

Ikebana, flower arrangement, is one of Japan’s most treasured art forms, a time-honored tradition that continues to be relevant even in today’s modern society. Beautifully arranged flowers and plants have permeated Japanese culture in a way that is seldom found in others. The Ohara School of Ikebana has played a major part in keeping the tradition alive, through its many schools in Japan, as well as its 59 chapters abroad, with over 300,000 members worldwide. The beauty of the Ohara School is not only in its floral arrangements, but its ability to share the culture of ikebana with the world. I visited the Ohara Center of Tokyo to try an ikebana class to learn more about this traditional art form.

How to Choose Your Tokyo Hotel in 2021: Top 5 Neighborhoods Recommended by International Residents

Shimokitazawa Other Townscapes

In the great, widespread concrete jungle of Tokyo, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors to choose an area or neighborhood to stay in. Here, 5 expats give insight into their recommendations for your accommodations and tell you about the quirks of the neighborhoods they chose to share.

5 Reasons Why Japan Is Said To Be Beautiful

Akihabara

All foreign visitors are equally surprised by one thing – the beauty of Japanese towns. Whether day or night places like Shibuya and Shinjuku are bustling with people with the city’s central railway stations having the world’s largest number of users, but what is surprising is the almost total lack of public waste receptacles. Yet each area is always kept clean and attractive. This is especially amazing considering the high density of people going about the city every day. Are there any other cities in the world with a population of slightly less than 9.3 million that manage to stay as clean as Tokyo without waste receptacles? Let’s take a look at the secret to this phenomenon: the way people are raised in Japan.

Visiting Sendai In Spring: What You Need To Know If You Travel To Sendai Between March And May!

Sendai And Matsushima Other Sightseeing

Sendai in spring is nice and pleasantly warm in spring, when beautiful flowers like the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Spring is the best season for sightseeing in Sendai! Here, a local writer will give you tips and advice on climate, clothing, and sightseeing spots in Sendai, if you visit in March, April, or May. Be sure to use this guide to make your planning easier.

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