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The Japanese Yokai of Spring

Explore the Japanese yokai of spring, from fierce thunder beasts to dangerous tree spirits. Discover cultural connections and folklore tales.

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See Where Cherry Blossoms Are Blooming Now in Japan on GaijinPot Travel

Cherry blossom season is officially here! Check out GaijinPot Travel to learn about Japan's best cherry blossom viewing spots.

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Top 10 Nighttime Sakura Spots in Japan

While we often enjoy cherry blossoms with a picnic lunch, how about under the night sky? Keep reading for the top nighttime sakura across Japan!

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10 Spring Hinamatsuri Festivals in Japan

In the mood to celebrate early spring in Japan? Check out these beautiful Girls Day festivals across the country!

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The 10 Best Spots for Sakura in Saitama

Saitama is one of Japan's most low-key Beautiful prefectures. Discover the enchanting beauty of sakura in Saitama with our guide to the prefecture's top cherry blossom spots.

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5 Must-See Charming Spring Festivals in Japan

Spring is astonishingly beautiful in Japan, and what better way to celebrate than at one of these unique and fun shrine festivals?

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5 Quiet Spots to Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms in Kansai

Want to avoid the crowds this sakura season? Check out these five spots to enjoy the cherry blossoms in peace!

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5 Springtime Seafoods to Try in Japan

These fresh in-season fish dishes will tickle your tastebuds and possibly bring you closer to understanding Japanese culture too.

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5 Things to Do in Japan This Spring (That Don’t Involve Hanami)

If you want to tone down the cherry blossom celebrations this year, here are five alternatives for spring activities in Japan.

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How Did Cherry Blossom Viewing Start in Japan?

We asked hanami revelers if they knew the origins of cherry blossom viewing.

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2018 Cherry Blossoms Are Early but You Can Still Do Last-Minute Hanami in Japan

Because of the blossoms’ limited time, so are the parties that come with them. Tokyo may be tapped out, but there are still plenty of spots left.

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