The 1000-year old Cherry Blossom Tree of Fukushima

As April draws in and Japan gets warmer, Hanami season still drives on. We’re still going around and discovering more interesting parks to go. However, did you know that there is a one thousand-year old Cherry Blossom Tree still alive and kicking in the Fukushima region? Yes, folks, the Miharu Takizakura tree is located in …

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A lot for a little #1 – Hanami: have a picnic under blossoming Sakura in Tokyo spring

Welcome to the A lot for a little series! Here I’ll post reviews and ideas of things to do in Tokyo and Japan that are fulfilling and not necessarily expensive, in true frugal fashion. Early April is Sakura blossoming season in Japan, and the Japanese have a tradition of going on hanami 花見, literally “flower …

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