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Sakura season is coming!

March 2, 2013

The weather is starting to warm up, which means that spring is just around the corner. As many people know, spring in Japan means sakura (cherry blossoms) and hanami (flower viewing).

I always love the time of year when the cherry blossoms start to show, and everything turns into shades of pink, and white with a spattering of earthy browns and greens. My absolute favourite thing to see is the wind blow the petals around like a soft, pink snow.

So while I enjoy cherry blossom time, I never knew much about that. I decided to rectify that, so here are a few interesting cherry blossom facts.
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Travel: Iga

October 26, 2011

Two Mondays ago, it was a perfect, warm, sunny day, and since we hadn’t been on a trip in a while (aside from the water park in September) we decided to take a short day long vacation to Iga, which is in Mie Prefecture.

From Nagoya station it took about 100 minutes by bus, most of which I spent sleeping. For the brief moments I was awake, the scenery was really nice, and I can only imagine that it’ll be beautiful when the leaves start to change into their autumn colours. Upon arriving at the bus stop (which was near the train station), we found the tourist information place to grab a map. The lady was really sweet. And all around the train platform it’s decorated with ninja figures and images.
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