Japan is a glorious and interesting destination for spring visits. Cherry blossom season is on the horizon, it’s not too late to reserve a Journey to Japan, although it is one of the hottest destinations this year! Celebrate spring, lay some ski lines through the trees in Niseko, the deep powder area is renowned for best off-piste terrain and best slack country skiing or explore little known villages on islands that most tourists miss. The Aman Tokyo is a splendid beginning; move onward after a few leisurely days to Nikko, Kyoto and Naoshima if inclined.You may bump into our clients in Kyoto at The Four Seasons Hotel.
Cherry blossom trees, known as Sakura, number in the thousands in Japan and the blossom season is highly anticipated by the Japanese people. The blossoming is feted with huge festivals and and family picnics. The petal falling time, which occurs after the blossoms, is as significant, as it is a reminder of the fragility and beauty of life. The intense bloom provides pleasure, however it is also a visual reminder of the precarious and precious aspect of life on earth.
This annual spring passage has been celebrated for hundreds of years, not only do the Japanese marvel at the delicate beauty of the fragile petals, they ponder the deeper meaning, the symbolic nature of their cultural beliefs.Spring is also a great time to venture deeper into the city’s traditional culture, hidden backstreets and off-the-beaten-path attractions.
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Please enjoy a few posts on Japan, including one contributed by our client, Danelle Storm Rosati.