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Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival until May 5th, 2017

Nezu shrine

Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival from mid-April till the end of Golden Week (1st week of May) is a beautiful landscape of ancient Japanese temple buildings, bright orange gates and thousands and thousands of azalea bushes in every color possible. The Shrine’s azalea garden was reportedly planted 300 years ago and …

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Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival now until May 6th, 2019

Nezu shrine

The Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival from early – April till the end of Golden Week (2nd week of May) is a beautiful landscape of ancient Japanese temple buildings, bright orange gates and thousands and thousands of azalea bushes in every color possible. The Shrine’s azalea garden was reportedly planted 300 …

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Guide To Japanese Air Purifiers

Guide To Japanese Air Purifiers

Air purifiers  (空気清浄機/くうき せいじょう き/kuuki seijyou ki ) improve the air quality in your home or office by filtering out pollutants like dust, smoke, pet dander, and pollen. Some air purifiers in Japan also double as humidifiers (加湿器/かしつき/kashitsuki). With Spring underway, you may be searching for an air purifier. This is …

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Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry Blossom Illuminations 2019

Tokyo Family Activities

Cherry blossoms will be in full bloom over the next two weeks. We love taking morning walks under the cherry blossoms, but nothing beats the evening illuminated petals of white and pinks against the dark sky. Grab a plastic sheet to throw on the ground, your jacket and some warming …

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Jigokudani Monkey Park (Nagano-ken) – Must do!

If you are skiing in Nagano-ken this winter, spend half a day visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑). I took the kids there and we all had a great time seeing the monkeys and hiking into the valley. It is about 25-30K from Nozawa-onsen or Shigakogen ski areas making it an …

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2019 Tokyo Japan Weekend Events and Activities

2019 Tokyo Japan Weekend Events and Activties

2019 Tokyo Japan Weekend Events and Activities. Best Living Japan is a blog made and managed by Moms, who are living in Japan. We know what Tokyo, Japan events and activities our family has enjoyed and want to share our best recommendations with you! This list is in order of …

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Kameido Tenjin Shrine – Wisteria Festival until May 5th

Kameido Teinjin Shrine, Wisterial

The Kameido Tenjin Shrine (亀戸天神社) is the number one spot in Tokyo to see magnificent cascades of hanging purple wisteria (fuji flowers). I visited yesterday for the first time and was so thrilled with the garden and the shrine. The flowers are in bloom from late April through the beginning …

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