An in-your-own-room flower-viewing item will be sold from “Afternoon Tea LIVING.”

21.January.2018 | FASHION

Afternoon Tea LIVING will sell SAKURA’s new item from the 25th of January.

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This time, they announced the product called, “Air Hanami (flower-viewing)” where one can enjoy flower-viewing inside one’s own room. You can enjoy a flower-viewing party inside your room without worrying about your time schedule or cold climate. Springy items using the motif of cherry blossom will be sold as well as living sundries such as diffusers that have the scent of cherry blossoms.

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Plus, they will sell tableware produced in many different parts of Japan under the theme of SAKURA (cherry blossoms).

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Traditional craft items of each area in Japan such as “Minoyaki” of Gifu Prefecture, “Hasamiyaki” of Nagasaki Prefecture, “Hagiyaki” of Yamaguchi Prefecture and “Tsugaru Bidoro” of Aomori Prefecture will be collected.

 

Let’s enjoy flower-viewing inside your own room.

 

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URL:https://www.afternoon-tea.net

 

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    Taking place in the city of Hirosaki in western Aomori Prefecture, this year’s Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival will run from April 20 to  May 6.

     

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    Running: May 3 from 10:00am

    Where: From Hirosaki Park Otemon Gate to Inner East Gate

     

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    Running: April 20, 2019 – May 6, 2019

    Ticket Location: Ninomaru / Shinomaru Information Centre

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    Running: April 30, 2019 & May 2, 2019

    Time: From 13:30 (90 minute tour)

    No. of People: 40 people per tour (first-come, first-served)

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    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/182255

     

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    Yozakura Jewel Illuminations

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    Time: 16:00-20:00

    Price: General Night Pass: ¥2,400 / 3-12 Year Olds & Seniors (65+): ¥1,600

    Night Entry: General: ¥1,400 / Junior High School Students: & Seniors (65+) ¥600 / Elementary School Students: ¥300

    *Free for those below elementary school age.

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    Yomiuri Land

    Address: 4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi, Tokyo
    Website: http://www.yomiuriland.com/jewellumination/

     

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    Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest Cherry Blossom Festival

    Address: 1634 Wakayanagi, Midori Ward, Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture

    Running: March 21, 2019 – April 21, 2019 (Closed April 11 & 18)
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    Opening Hours

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    Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest Daytime Entry Prices (10:00-16:00)
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    TEL: 0570-037-353 (Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest)
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    Did you enjoy this list? When visiting Japan for the cherry blossoms be sure you get to experience them in lots of different ways and from different angles.

  • Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest Cherry Blossom Festival Begins March 21

    12.March.2019 | SPOT

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    After admiring the flowers and illuminations, why not take a dip in the resort’s hot springs? There is also a special ticket set that includes a free entry pass to the park when travelling there from Yokohama Station.

     

    Enjoy the cherry blossoms in the daytime and evening at this year’s cherry blossom festival at Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest.

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    10.February.2019 | SPOT

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    25.January.2019 | SPOT

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    The 200 meter row of cherry blossom trees line the garden area of Tokyo Midtown. In the daytime their pink hues can be looked at from down below inside the building while at night the trees will be lit up, calling you to stand and gaze from underneath them.

     

    Cherry Blossom Light-Up

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    Location: Tokyo Midtown Garden along Sakura-dori

    Running: March 15, 2019 – April 14, 2019

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    Chandon Blossom Lounge

    Enjoy luxurious and sophisticated service carried out by the staff at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo with the Blossom Lounge. This experience is taking place once again in collaboration the premium sparkling wine brand Chandon. A special menu has also been prepared exclusively for MIDTOWN BLOSSOM. The fantastic food and striking desserts were chosen by The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo’s Chef de Cuisine William Khala. Enjoy a glass of rosé in the outdoor lounges or warm yourself in the Chandon Suite, the popular tent area returning from last year.

     

    Location: Tokyo Midtown Garden area along Sakura-dori

    Running: March 15, 2019 – April 14, 2019 (*Will close during bad weather)

    Time: 12:00-20:00 (Last Orders 19:30)

    *Open until 21:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and during the full bloom of the cherry blossoms. Last Orders: 20:30.

     

    Spring Flower Display

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    Location: Galleria Floor 1F, Tree Shower, Tokyo Midtown

    Running: March 15, 2019 – April 14, 2019

    Time: 9:30-Midnight

     

    Basks in the sights of the nighttime cherry blossoms as the spring sunshine dims and turns to evening.

  • Kyoto Botanical Garden’s Cherry Blossom Illumination Event Begins March 25

    23.January.2019 | SPOT

    Kyoto Botanical Garden’s Sakura Light-Up 2019 will run from March 25 to April 7 followed by the Sakura Sanpo cherry blossom strolling event from April 19 to 21.

     

    Located by the Kamo River, Kyoto Botanical Garden is a large botanical garden and conservatory home to countless valuable plants that can’t been seen anywhere else. They currently have close to 200 species of plants. General guests are allowed to see 140 of these.

     

    The garden boasts a long cherry blossom season. In many famous cherry blossom spots in Japan the Yoshino cherry trees bloom for one week at the beginning of April, but at Kyoto Botanical Garden they sprout early in mid-March and stay until the end of April.

    Old Yoshino Cherry Tree

    Period: Early April

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    Turmeric

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    Omuroariake

    Period: Mid-April

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    Nakai, a gardener at Kyoto Botanical Garden who watches over the cherry blossoms, comments: “Cherry trees respond to you just by touching them. They bloom beautifully when you do things like improve the soil. So that people can see them at numerous periods of time, we extend the opening hours of the garden during the cherry blossom season and are open in the evening and at night. We’re still have work to do but we are aiming to become a garden that plants and preserves many different species. We’re a little-known good place where you can enjoy cherry blossoms you can’t at over well-known places.”

     

    Enjoy hanami this year in Japan through March and April at Kyoto Botanical Garden.

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    27.March.2018 | SPOT

    New Otani Hotels are offering an optional plan to guests available from March 30 to April 2 where they can ride an EBISUYA rickshaw to see the cherry blossoms surrounding the hotel.

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    EBISUYA Rickshaw × New Otani Hotels Collaboration

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    Two Hanami Courses with Seasoned Rickshaw Pullers!
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    20 Minute Course: Akasaka Palace State Guest House & Sophia-Dori

    This short plan is perfect for first-timers to Japan’s cherry blossoms. Sit back in a rickshaw and gaze at the rows of pink trees along Akasaka Palace State Guest House and Sophia-Dori.

     

    1. Depart from New Otani Hotels
    2. Akasaka Palace State Guest House
    3. Sophia-Dori
    4. Return to New Otani Hotels

     

     

    90 Minute Course: Yasukuni Shrine & Chidoriga-Fuchi

    This course lets you admire Tokyo’s cherry blossoms by taking you to some of the most treasured hanami spots in the city including Yasukuni Shrine, Chidoriga-Fuchi, whose cherry blossom trees roll out before you like a tunnel, and other places.

     

    1. Depart from New Otani Hotels
    2. Akasaka Palace State Guest House
    3. Yasukuni Shrine
    4. Chidoriga-Fuchi
    5. Sophia-Dori
    6. Return to New Otani Hotels

     

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    ホテルニューオータニ 部屋

    Enjoy a Fine Time with a 1-Day 1-Person Overnight Plan

    New Otani Hotels also has a hidden cherry blossom spot in its Japanese-style garden. This large garden has 60 cherry trees of around 20 varieties grown and tended to dearly by a gardener where you can relax and appreciate the flowers. Enjoy an even more luxurious night at the hotel’s EXECUTIVE HOUSE ZEN, described as a “hotel-in-hotel,” which you can book together with the 90-minute rickshaw course.

     

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    Hanami Rickshaw Summary: Optional Plan for Guests

    Running: March 30, 2018 – April 2, 2018
    Price:

    20 Minute Course (Akasaka Palace State Guest House & Sophia-Dori): \7,000

    90 Minute Course (Yasukuni Shrine & Chidoriga-Fuchi): \25,000
    *Tax included in price.

     

    Hanami Rickshaw 90 Minute Course Overnight Plan <1 Night – 2 People>
    Running: March 30, 2018 – April 2, 2018
    Price: EXECUTIVE HOUSE ZEN Junior Sweet: \245,000
    *Price includes overnight fee for 1 room for 2 people, breakfast, tax and service charge.

    *Please book 2 days in advance.
    *Please read through the safety cautions for the rickshaw ride on the hotel website.

    Reservations & Enquiries: 03-3234-5678

     

    Website: http://www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo/

     

  • Recommended “Cherry Blossom Festivals 2018” which will be held throughout Japan

    24.March.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Cherry blossoms are about to bloom! In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended “cherry blossom festivals.”

     

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    Nagano Prefecture “Takatoo Sakura (cherry blossom) Matsuri (festival)”

    “Takato Sakura Matsuri” is an annual spring festival held in Nagano Prefecture to which about 200 thousand tourists gather. Inashi Sightseeing Committee is now holding “SAKURA-genic Instagram Present Campaign” (until the 30th of April (Mon.)) where the participants can win prizes like lodging tickets and local food items by following the festival’s official account or by sharing photos of cherry blossoms using your Instagram account. Takato Sakura Matsuri is held in Takato Joshi Park in Inahi, Nagano Prefecture from the 1st of April to the 30th of April every year. There are about 1,500 cherry trees planted inside the park and it is known as one of the 3 most famous cherry blossom-viewing spots in Japan.

    Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/94437

     

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    SAKURA-genic Instagram Present Campaign

    Period: 2018/03/03 (Sat.) to 04/30 (Mon.)

    Official website: http://ina-stagram.jp/

     

    Takatoo Sakura Matsuri

    Address: 1806, Nishi Takatoo, Takatoocho, Inashi, Nagano Prefecture

    Period: 04/01 to 04/30

    Opening hours: 8:00 to 17:00, high season – 6:00 to 10:00

    • Last entrance – 21:30

    Official site:

    https://takato-inacity.jp/h29/takatoh_sakuramaturi_no_goannnai

     

     

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    Tokyo Nihonbashi “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival”

     “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival Planning Committee” will hold an early cherry-blossom viewing event called “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival ~Aratani Deau, Nihonbashi, Yaesu, Kyobashi~” in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo from the 16th of March 2018 (Fri.) to the 15th of April (Sun.). Nihonbashi has many beauty spots where cherry blossoms can be viewed such as Edozakura Street and Hamamachi Ryokudo. The event counts the 5th time this year and this year it will be held with the theme of “Artistic ni Tanoshimu Haru (enjoying spring in an artistic manner).” An artistic cherry-blossom viewing experience using the motifs of Edo Period’s art paper cutouts, an eating binge program with the theme of cherry blossoms and some linkage art events like music festivals and exhibitions will be held.

    Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/88158

     

     

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    “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival ~Aratani Deau, Nihonbashi, Yaesu, Kyobashi~”

    Date: 2018,03,16 (Fri,) to 04,15 (Sun.)

    Contact: Nihonbashi Sightseeing Bureau – 03-3242-0010(10:00〜21:00)

     

    WEBSITE: “Machi Nihonbashi”

    ▶︎Japanese – http://www.nihonbashi-tokyo.jp/

    ▶︎English – http://www.nihonbashi-tokyo.jp/en/

     

     

     

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    Tokyo Nihonbashi “Edo Sakura Matsuri”

    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store will hold “Edo Sakura Maturi” from the 21st of March (Wed. – holiday) to the 3rd of April (Tue.). Various kinds of items using the motifs of cherry blossoms will be sold in all floors including the food area in B1F in accordance of the blooming of cherry blossoms in Nihonbashi’s famous spots such as “Edo Sakura Street” and “Nihonbashi Sakura Street.” This is a cherry blossom festival where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Edo Period.

     

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    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store “Edo Sakura Matsuri”

    Period: 03/21 (Wed – holiday) to 04/03 (Tue.)

    Venue: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, main building and each floor

    Address: 1st street, 4-1, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    TEL: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store – 03-3241-3311

    URL:http://mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/nihombashi/index.html

     

     

     

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     Tokyo Midtown “CHANDON Blossom Lounge”

    Tokyo Midtown will open “CHANDON Blossom Lounge” where stylish food items as well as premium-quality sparkling wine produced in Australia named CHANDON will be offered. You can enjoy the spring season’s special food while viewing the cherry blossom road of Tokyo Midtown and enjoy the mystical world of the limited-time-offer bottle of wine named, “CHANDON ROSÉ BY TOMOYUKI YONEZU 2018.” Let’s enjoy the sparkling wine and the view of cherry blossoms.

     

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    CHANDON Blossom Lounge

    Entrance fee: free

    CHANDO Rose – 700 yen per glass. Many kinds of food and set plans will be offered.

    Period: 2018/03/16 (Fri.) to 04/15 (Sun.) 12:00 to 20:00

    Venue: Tokyo Midtown, Midtown Garden Sakura Street Area

    Address: 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo

    URL: http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/news/3935/

     

     

     

    東京・江東区「第14回 お江戸深川さくらまつり」

    Tokyo/Kotoku “14th Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri”

    “Oedo Fukagawa Matsuri” where you can view cherry blossoms while riding on a boat is known as the seasonal festival of Monzennakacho. About 270 Someiyoshino Cherry Blossoms planted along Oyoko River located to the south of Monzennakacho Station can be viewed from late March to early April. The cherry trees along Oyoko River arch out over the surface of the river making for a cherry blossom tunnel. You will surely feel like you have been transported back to the Edo Period by riding on a boat while viewing cherry blossoms at nighttime.

     

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    Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri

    Date: 2018/03/24 (Sat.) to 04/11 (Wed.)

    Venue: the areas around Oyoko River, Monzennakacho Station, Kotoku, Tokyo and Onagi River, Shirakawa Station, Kiyosumi

    URL:http://www.koto-kanko.jp/event/detail.php?eid=530

     

     

    福井県「第8回越前陶芸村しだれ桜まつり」

     

    Fukui Prefecture “8th Echizen Togei Mura Shidare Zakura Matsuri”

    Many kinds of stores selling potteries, wooden items, glass items, cloth sundries and accessories will be sold at “Echizen Togei Mura Shidare Zakura Matsuri” which will be held at Echizen Togei Village. Plus, 17 artisans who make potteries will gather at the venue and 34 workshops where you can create your own item will be available. Let’s enjoy this “experience- based” festival inside the artistic park.

     

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    8th Echizen Togei Mura Shidare Zakura Matsuri

    Date: 2018/04/14 (Sat.)/15 (Sun.) 10:00 to 16:00

    ※the event will be held even in the rain. (please note that the event might be cancelled depending on the weather condition.)

    Venue: Echizen Togei Village / Echizen Togei Park

    Address: 120-61, Ozowara, Echizencho, Nyugun, Fukui Prefecture

    URL:http://www.town-echizen.jp/

     

     

    How did you like our cherry blossom festival recommendation? Why not visit one of the cherry blossom festivals introduced in this article and experience the highlight of Japan’s spring season.

  • 7 Recommended Hot Springs in Japan to Enjoy Hanami

    23.March.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    It’s still pretty chilly outside, isn’t it? Let’s take a look at locations around Japan where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms while taking a dip in the onsen (hot spring). Being able to enjoy hanami while bathing in the hot water is really a luxurious experience – it’s something everyone should try.

     

     

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    “Marumine Kanko Hotel” – Fukushima Prefecture

    The best part about this hotel is undoubtedly their large baths with a great view! The breathtaking panoramic view from their hot springs allows for you to enjoy gorgeous sights from season to season. Their open-air baths, which are perfect for the beautiful cherry blossom season, have separate impressive themes and designs for males and females. They also have rooms that come with their own open-air baths aimed at couples and families too.

     

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    Marumine Kanko Hotel

    Address: 1128 Shimoyudaira, Otomachi Ashinomaki, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture

    TEL: 0242922121

    Website: http://www.marumine.co.jp

     

     

     

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    “Kinranso Hanayama” – Fukushima Prefecture

    You can enjoy the taking a dip in an open-air bath designed like a houseboat while soaking up the view of lush nature surrounding you. Kinranso Hanayama’s unusual baths are truly a sight to see. The baths are one with nature and offer an extraordinary experience.

     

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    Kinranso Hanayama – Bandaitami Onsen

    Address: 4-321 Atami Atamimachi, Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture

    TEL: 024-984-2111

    Website: http://www.kinranso.jp

     

     

     

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    “Fuga No Yado Chouseikan” – Niigata Prefecture

    This hot spring has a lot of history and has been known in the area since long ago. It opened 700 years ago and is a hot spring where you can naturally feel both nature and history. When the flowers are in full bloom, large cherry blossom trees fill your vision and spellbind you without you even realising.

     

     

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    Fuga No Yado Chouseikan

    Address: 4632-8 Murasugi, Agano, Niigata     Prefecture

    TEL: 0250662111

    Website: http://www.chouseikan.co.jp

     

     

     

    “Yukemuri-no-Sato Kashiwaya” – Tochigi Prefecture

    This hotel has 4 open-air baths, all of which are filled with healing water and all of which immerse you Tochigi’s lavish nature. There are separate designs for the male and female baths that are a lot of fun. Two of the open-air baths that can be reserved have giant windows with a panoramic view, allowing you to enjoy the outdoor sights to your heart’s content.

     

     

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    Yukemuri-no-Sato Kashiwaya

    Address: 62 Kawajionsen, Takahara, Tochigi Prefecture

    TEL: 0288-78-0002

    Website: https://www.kashiwaya-kawaji.jp

     

     

     

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    “Hotel Kaminoyu Hot Spring” – Yamanashi Prefecture

    This large public bath house has a whopping 7 different baths, meaning you can find and pick which one you like the most. This site also has the second largest tarufuro, a type of wooden barrel bath. What’s more is that you can experience Mount Fuji, a starry sky and cherry blossoms at night – all at once! This one sure is luxurious.

     

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    Hotel Kaminoyu Hot Spring

    Address: 17 Ryuji, Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture

    TEL: 0551-28-5000

    Website: https://www.kaminoyu-onsen.com

     

     

     

    “Bosenkan” – Gifu Prefecture

    The word “river” makes up part of the name of this hotel, referring to the existence of the nearby river that you can experience. The hotel offers a variety of plans, including one for couples as well as relaxation plan, both of which are popular. For meals, you can enjoy local beef from the city of Hida, koshihikari rice that is cultivated in Gifu’s Maze River which was selected as Japan’s best clear stream, and more. The international hit movie Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) was even the city of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture. Definitely take a trip here.

     

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    Bosenkan

    Address: 190-1 Yunoshima, Gero, Gifu Prefecture

    TEL: 0576252048

    Website: https://www.bosenkan.co.jp

     

     

     

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    “Asanoya” – Hyogo Prefecture

    There are two open-air baths at this hotel: “Hikoboshi” (Altair) and “Orihime” (Vega). In the women’s bath, Orihime, large cherry trees bloom gracefully overhead. The hotel also has baths for couples and families that can be reserved. They even have footbaths, so it might be nice to stop by on your way back from sightseeing to heal up those weary feet.

     

     

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    Asanoya

    Address: 1269 Yu, Shin’onsen, Mikata District, Hyogo Prefecture

    TEL: 0796921000

    Website: http://www.asanoya.co.jp

     

     

     

    Did you enjoy this list? Be sure to treat yourself to some self-indulging time at one of Japan’s many hot spring locations.

  • Enjoy Japan’s cherry-blossom-viewing hot spots, in Harajuku! “Galaxy Night Blossom” – a VR experience

    22.March.2018 | SPOT

    The world’s leading brand of mobile products, Galaxy, is now holding “Galaxy Showcase” at BANK GALLERY in Tokyo/Harajuku where you can experience the latest smart phones and the world of virtual reality.

     

    This time, the limited-time-offer content “Galaxy Night Blossom” where you can enjoy viewing cherry blossoms without being annoyed with bad weather conditions or pollen dust, will be offered.

     Galaxy Night Blossom 原宿

    “Galaxy Night Blossom” is an experience-based content where views of cherry-blossom-viewing hot spots throughout Japan will be projected on the screen. A star-filled night sky and a full moon will also be projected. Also, you can take some photos of cherry blossoms using “Galaxy Note8.” The staff will teach you how take beautiful photos.

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    Moreover, Instagrammable drinks such as, “Sakura Pink” and “Hanami Mocha” using the motifs of “cherry blossom” and “cherry blossom viewing party” will be sold in Galaxy Café for a limited time offer. Let’s enjoy these seasonal drinks!

     

    Why not come and enjoy Japan’s cherry blossom viewing hot spots, in Harajuku!

     

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    Galaxy Night Blossom

    Venue: Harajuku BANK GALLERY

    Address: 6-14-5, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Date: 03/19 (Mon.) to 04/30 (Mon/holiday)

    Time: 11:00 to 20:00

    URL:http://www.galaxymobile.jp /

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