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Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

When it comes to beautiful Japanese landscapes, there’s no beating Mount Fuji. And when the shibazakura (moss phlox) comes into bloom nearby, it’s just the icing on the cake. The Fuji Motosuko Resort near Lake Motosu in Yamanashi Prefecture will be carpeted in the ...

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T3 Photo Festival Tokyo

T3 Photo Festival Tokyo

Talent, technology and tolerance are all requirements for cities to prosper, according to urbanist Richard Florida, and the organizers of the T3 photo festival agree. The largely outdoor event will be held throughout Tokyo’s Taito Ward until May 28. Ueno Park, for example, will ...

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Kyoto's major spring dances

Kyoto's major spring dances

In Japan, sakura (cherry blossoms) and hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) parties are probably the top recognized symbols of the arrival of spring. In Kyoto, however, there is another custom to enjoy: dance performances by geiko (geisha) and maiko (geisha apprentices) to songs and music mainly ...

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Kamo River Summer Terraces

Kamo River Summer Terraces

Over the centuries, Japanese people have thought up many ways to combat the muggy summer weather. Kyotoites in particular have always beat the heat with a certain elegance, one way has been to take their meals on kawayuka (dining terraces built on rivers). This ...

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