It is officially spring. Hoping things are well and getting warmer for you wherever you are in the Northern Hemisphere. Or if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, hope things are not too cold yet! It is the height of hanami (花見) season in Japan. What exactly is hanami? It
It’s a special time in Japan when the colors of the leaves change – koyo. It’s not just fall. Beloved by Japanese people, it is almost a special season of its own defined by autumn foliage.
Many hikers across Japan strive to climb all 100, but it is no easy feat. How was the list created and what are the mountains like?
An introduction into Japan's rainy reason, or tsuyu. What tsuyu is like, how Japanese people feel about it, and a focus on the seasonal fruit ume, Japanese plums.
Skyscrapers, sushi, temples, and trains. What else comes to mind when you think about Tokyo? How about mountains?