Cherry blossom
Enjoy Hanami, Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan
Spring is Japan's most stunning season, when thousands of Sakura (cherry blossom trees) explode with marvelous wonder during what is undoubtedly the highest travel season.
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Shirakami Train
Video: How to Explore Tohoku Japan's Treasures by Train
Tohoku features some of the ingredients that we love most in a destination. It is accessible, but it has a pronounced depth of spirit and that slight edge of mystery that keeps you wanting more.
Cherry blossom
The Bloom of 2019 - Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan
Find first cherry blossom bloom dates or when the bloom will be at its peak in Japan with the Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2019. Keep up to date with the Update!
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The Charms of Hokkaido
Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido is a microcosm of all Japan has to offer. A winter wonderland known for its world-class ski resorts and volcanic hot springs, Hokkaido is fast becoming a year-round destination for luxury travelers. Japanese and foreign tourists alike are drawn here for its four-season beauty, buzzing capital city, traditional festivals, and world-class art.
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Useful Travel Information
Japan Visitors Hotline
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for tourist information or assistance in case of an accident or emergency. Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
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Events in the US
National Cherry Blossom Festival
March 20 (Wed) - April 14 (Sun), 2019
Venue: Washington, DC

Experience the beauty of the spectacular cherry blossoms in Washington, DC.
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QUIZ - Did you know?
Japan is split into eight geographical regions. Most regions consist of multiple prefectures within an area, with the exception being Hokkaido, which is located in the northernmost region of Japan.

Which region is the city of Sapporo located in?

a. Kyushu
b. Hokkaido
c. Tohoku
d. Kansai

Prize: Three lucky winners will be selected among those who answer correctly. The prize will be a cherry blossom designed hand towel.

How to enter: Enter your answer by March 15th, 2019, at

The answer for the Newsletter Vol. 59(December issue) was: b. Nagano
Thank you for your participation!
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