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Yokohama Fireworks: Sparkling Twilight 2016

Yokohama Fireworks: Sparkling Twilight 2016

Yokohama Fireworks: Sparkling Twilight 2016

It’s almost the end of the summer and what’s a better way to say good bye than by watching the fireworks light up the last of the summer night sky? One of the most popular firework events is Yokohama Sparkling Twilight, so that’s where we headed out. Though our main reason for coming to Yokohama was watching fireworks, we couldn’t miss the chance to explore this picturesque city, so we got there a bit early to look around. We started out with a walk across the boardwalk and the pier so we could enjoy the view of the famous Yokohama cityline that featured the half-moon shaped hotel, Yokohama Grand Intercontinental,

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Cherry Blossom Viewing (Hanami) in Tokyo

Famous all around the world, cherry blossom viewing or hanami (in Japanese) is the highlight of the spring season here in Japan. Usually cherry trees start blooming around the end of March and through April, with myriad spots all around Tokyo. For Japanese people, cherry blossom viewing (hanami) signifies the beginning of Spring and is great cause for celebration. There are many types of hanami including the traditional picnic-style, walk-style, restaurant-style, temple/shrine style and etc. I will introduce you to each type, but mainly, for the purpose of this blog, I will focus on the walk-style hanami at the famous local spot Meguro River. Walk-style Hanami To get to Meguro

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