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Japan Inbound Land Operator : TAS Japan. 6 Days 5 Nights Osaka-Nikko-Tokyo tour Highlight: Osaka Universal Studios Japan / Nara / Kyoto / Mt Fuji / Nikko / Tokyo Day 01 Morning flight arrival Kansai Airport -> Universal Studios Japan (incl.

Japan Inbound Land Operator : TAS Japan

Breakfast) Upon arrival Kansai Airport, meet & transfer for tours. You will be packed with fun in Universal Studios Japan, passport ticket is provided. Hotel: Rhiga Royal Sakai or similar Day 02 Osaka -> Nara -> Kyoto -> Toyohashi (incl.Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Heading to Nara visit the famous Deer Park, and the Todaiji Temple, the Daibutsuden, where the Great Buddha is housed, is claimed to be the world??? Hotel: Nikko Toyohashi or similar Day 03 Toyohashi -> Bullet Train -> Hakone -> Mt Fuji -> Lake Kawaguchi Hot Spring (incl.Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) You??? Hotel: Kawaguchi Koryu or similar Day 04 Lake Kawaguchi -> Tokyo City Tours (incl.Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Visit the oldest and most impressive temple Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, also called Asakusa Kannon Temple. Hotel: Narita Excel Tokyu or similar.

Like falling snowflakes. Cherry blossoms bloom, the petals fall, and then the dust of the petals enriches the soil around the cherry trees.

Like falling snowflakes

Cherry blossoms can bloom beautifully again. Life continues year by year. (March 23, 1691. Translation of original haiku by Matsuo Bashō) When we visited Goryokaku Park in Hakodate with the cherry blossoms in full bloom, I was wowed by the scale and beauty of the flowers. The next day, we made our way to another popular cherry blossom spot in Hokkaido – Matsumae Park. Matsumae Park surrounds the Matsumae Castle - the only full castle built in Hokkaido. With 250 varieties of cherry blossom trees in the park, it’s no wonder that the hanami season at Matsumae lasts an entire month. While the mood at Goryokaku Park was festive with families and picnic mats spread out under the trees, the scene at Matsumae was different. According to Buddhist tradition, the breathtaking but brief beauty of the cherry blossoms symbolizes the transient nature of life. Mapcode: 862 058 229 Like this:

Hakone and an Unexpected Trip ~ Jenna in Japan. Two weekends ago, my friend Saba and I went to Hakone.

Hakone and an Unexpected Trip ~ Jenna in Japan

We met up Saturday morning at Mishima Station and took a bus from there. As we neared Hakone, we saw some snow on the side of the road. It wasn't much, but it was exciting because it was the first snow I had seen all winter (besides on mountains in the distance). It took about an hour to reach Hakone. We got off at the final stop, which was at the southern side of the lake. So we weren't sure what to do. There was a guy dressed up as a pirate who took pictures with everyone. The boat was pretty nice, but it was cold so we didn't spend much time outside.

From the north side of the lake we took a cable car to Owakudani. The cable car was really cool (literally too) and we had a nice view of Mt. When we reached Owakudani, it was actually snowing a little bit! That hut is where they boil eggs in a hot spring. Akira Yoshizawa. Akira Yoshizawa (吉澤 章 Yoshizawa Akira; 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005) was a Japanese origamist, considered to be the grandmaster of origami. He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art.

According to his own estimation made in 1989, he created more than 50,000 models, of which only a few hundred designs were presented as diagrams in his 18 books. Yoshizawa acted as an international cultural ambassador for Japan throughout his career. In 1983, Emperor Hirohito awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the highest honors bestowed in Japan.

Life[edit] Yuki Matsueda. ‘While most designers are busying adding more and more elements into their artworks, Japan-based Yuki Matsueda has, however, managed to let some elements escape from his art pieces.

Yuki Matsueda

The result seems quite amazing… A vivid 3D image is successfully created and all the elements are believed to be more shocking than those stay still on paper.’ Mount Fuji, Japan. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, standing an imposing 3,776.24 meters (12,389 feet) tall.

Mount Fuji, Japan

It is considered an active volcano, with its last eruption in the early 1700s. Often depicted in Japanese art, the iconic mountain is well known as a symbol of Japan and is a prominent feature of Tokyo’s skyline. The well-formed cone of this stratovolcano is visually almost symmetrical. Climbing the mountain has become a popular excursion for tourists from around the world, with over 300,000 persons reaching the summit each year. Climbing between October and May is strongly discouraged due to the cold temperatures.