The Cherry-Blossom Festival: Japan’s Spring Splendor

‘The cherry blossoms Put the whole world Under the tree’ -Watsujin Spring time in Japan is a season of celebration. The streets and parks would be lined up with a tapestry of pink flowers known as Sakura (cherry-blossoms).  Sakura have immense importance in Japan’s tradition. It symbolizes the evanescence of human life-their birth, death and rebirth. The flower is also a symbol for honor and … Continue reading The Cherry-Blossom Festival: Japan’s Spring Splendor

Shinjuku Gyoen: A National Garden of Rich Folliage & A War Past

With a never-ending line of trees, flowers that blossom in all colors and sizes, and a dense green that spreads underneath the vast blue sky, Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the best natural attractions in Tokyo holding the district’s charm and remains as witness to the wars of the past. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and for good … Continue reading Shinjuku Gyoen: A National Garden of Rich Folliage & A War Past