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Shibazakura Park Hokkaido: In Japan's North, the Floor Comes Alive With the Colors of Sakura (Spring 2020 Edition)

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Along with the arrival of spring in May, the Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park is decorated in a stunning pink, with broad fields of blooming Shibazakura (Moss Phlox). It's one of Hokkaido's most famous flower fields. The Shibazakura Festival is timed to coincide with the blossoming of the flowers in the spring, which comes later in Hokkaido than in other areas of Japan. You'll love every moment here as there is a variety of activities to choose from and places to visit - shops serving local gourmet dishes, a go-kart course, day-visits to hot springs, fishing ponds, an old, historical shrine and more!

Thoughts of a Sunnier Time: 5 Japan Expats Share Their Top Summer Food Selections

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Japan is full of gastronomical experiments, both with domestic cuisine and international flavors. Many flock to Tokyo to satisfy their global palette satisfactions, and some have stayed to share their own home’s flavors with the communities around the city, as some of the featured expats have. These chefs and food experts also share their favorite Japanese summer dishes and recommend what visitors can eat during the hot and humid months in Japan. Japanese food traditionally changes with the seasons to allow our bodies to adjust to changing weather and to fill us with the nutrients appropriate for the various times of the year. This time, we asked five expats: “What’s your favorite Japanese summer dish?” Learn about what some of the limited summer-time dishes are from our experts, who know the tips and tricks to stay cool and fueled in the heat.

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

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Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Kyoto Guide: 5 Best Popular Sightseeing Spots to Visit Along with Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace Other Sightseeing

Nijo Castle, extremely popular among foreign visitors to Japan, is surrounded by even more fascinating places to visit. This article will introduce nearby spots you'll want to visit alongside your trip to Nijo Castle, including old, history-filled temples constructed in ancient Kyoto, buildings with great historic value, and facilities that allow you to experience Kyoto traditions. Each place is within walking distance from Nijo Castle for quick and easy side trips. Connect with Kyoto's long history and enduring culture to get an even more intimate feel for Kyoto city.

'What is Tofu Anyway?' Everything You Need to Know About Tofu

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Japanese food is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Like Japanese culture, the flavors are often more subtle than, say, Mexican or Indian food. But within this seemingly simplistic cuisine is depth and complexity. How is this possible? The answer lies in the ingredients. Japanese cuisine uses many unfamiliar and unique ingredients. One such ingredient is tofu. Tofu can be found en masse at Japanese grocery stores and is a staple in Japanese cooking. Here’s all you need to know about this Japanese kitchen heavyweight!

Tokyo's Top 25 Neighborhoods on Instagram!

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Choosing what areas to go visit in a metropolis as large as Tokyo often seems like a daunting experience. Everyone has a different preference, some good memories connected to one place or another. We are about to introduce you to the most popular hot spots in Tokyo according to, well, everyone who's ever posted a picture of Tokyo online. With Japan expecting over 40 million visitors in 2020, and with tourism to the country increasing on a yearly basis, tourists and locals alike take to Instagram to post pictures of the places they like best. So, let’s take the guesswork out of the equation. Let’s see which areas are the ones most people like and let’s dive into the Top 25 hotspots in Tokyo on Instagram!

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