Hozugawa Boat Ride
When you think of Japan in spring, there is nothing more symbolic than Sakura - the cherry blossom. Throughout Japan, people celebrate the coming of spring with flower viewing parties and festivals. Sakura is revered and the season rejoiced.
The blooming of cherry trees varies from region to region. Trees generally bloom in Kyushu and Tokyo in March, but in Hokkaido the Sakura do not bloom until May. Throughout Japan, people pay special attention to the weather, with weather newscasts constantly providing an update on the blooming progress and the best days for flower viewing. The season is special, providing an atypical glimpse of Japan and Japanese culture.
Gorgeous Sakura tree, guardian of a hillside tea plantation
Discover Japan’s timeless country landscape
The natural water curtain heals the body and soul
19th Century red brick architectural relic from Hokkaido’s industrial heyday
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
Pristine white sand beach paradise and warm welcome breeze
Autumn in Japan, landscape dyed in red, orange, and brown
The stream weaves its natural beauty and color through the woods
Golden national treasure recognized as world cultural heritage