The start of the new year in Japan
The start of the new year in Japan

The sakura, which usually blooms at the end of March, this year did not show its splendor until early April. But the delay only enhanced its impact on the atmosphere of new beginnings characteristic of "新年度". This moment of belated beauty reminds us of the unpredictability of nature and the importance of flexibility in our lives. In this beautiful combination of sakura and "新年度" we see renewal, hope and...

A new tour of the sake brewery
A new tour of the sake brewery

Sakewarnya is a place where the art of sake making is intertwined with the history and culture of Japan. The Sakura Tours team recently traveled there to prepare a new tour, offering participants a deep dive into this fascinating world. In the sake brewery, visitors can see the process of creating sake, from the selection of rice to the fermentation and bottling of the drink. This is a unique opportunity to...

Preparing for golden week
Preparing for golden week

My team is actively preparing for the "golden week" in Japan. This is a special period when several national holidays follow one another and Japanese people get a chance to relax a little. During this period, many people prefer to travel or go on excursions. We are not only working on improving existing excursions, but also developing new exciting itineraries for...

Sakura season is getting closer every day!
Sakura season is getting closer every day!

As the cherry blossom season approaches, we offer you exciting and memorable excursions. This year it starts earlier than usual and promises to be especially hot, so we look forward to seeing you under the branches of the Japanese cherry blossoms. It's already warm enough in Japan and we look forward to you joining us on our exciting excursions. Stay tuned for more updates on...

Light show "TOKYO Night & Light"
Light show "TOKYO Night & Light"

On February 25, 2024, the eastern facade of Tokyo's largest city hall building with a double tower on top was decorated for the first time with the world's largest light projection. The height of this improvised screen is 127 meters, width - 110 meters, area - almost 14 thousand square meters. The unique light show is a real treat for eyes and ears. The impression of the combination of sound and...

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine
Itsukushima Jinja Shrine

Miyajima Island, located off the coast of Hiroshima in Japan, is one of the gems of Japan's cultural and natural heritage. It is home to one of Japan's most revered shrines, Itsukushima Jinja, which adds a special beauty to the island's landscape. Its huge red gates, torii standing gracefully in the waters of the bay, are as much a symbol of the Land of the Rising Sun as Mount Fuji-san. To them...

What do you know about sake?
What do you know about sake?

Our tourists usually answer this question: it is Japanese rice vodka, which is drunk heated. Many people speak rather unflatteringly about the taste of this traditional Japanese alcoholic drink. In fact, it's not that simple... To begin with, it's not vodka. And not all varieties of sake experts recommend to drink heated. To understand the details...

The legendary Queen is in Japan!
The legendary Queen is in Japan!

The musicians have toured the main cities of the country and are now performing in Tokyo. The band now consists of only two of their former members - guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Soloist is the brilliant Adam Lambert, finalist of American Idol2009. Of course, it is hard for him to reach the charismatic Freddie Mercury, but on the whole it feels like the same old Queen - powerful, energetic, exuberant, sometimes unexpectedly lyrical. Tokyo residents warmly welcomed the artists. Here they know and love songs from the repertoire of...

Ema's signs in the temples
Ema's signs in the temples

In Japanese temples, visitors are usually greeted by silence, which can be broken only by the whispered prayers of the worshippers and the rustling of the leaves of the trees surrounding the shrine. But in the local holy cloisters not only pray. There is another tradition connected with the magic of time and the usual for the Japanese simplicity of communication with the gods. These are wooden ema tablets. Once you enter the territory of a Japanese temple, your eyes are attracted by an alley of...

Japan University Hospital
Japan University Hospital

This is an ordinary Japanese university hospital. A ward for 4 people with a closet for personal belongings, a sink for washing, and a toilet. All beds are orthopedic, with accessories for changing their shape, which help you to sit with back support, to take a comfortable position for lying down, to raise your head or legs. Each bed has a special shield where you can connect to the...