Author: Christian Monson

History
Christian Monson

The History of Sakura – Learning The Beauty Of The Cherry Blossoms

Sakura is the name for the Japanese cherry blossom tree, but it’s so much more than that. The blossoms the trees produce each year in a brilliant but short-lived explosion of color are an ancient and fundamental part of Japanese culture. While their natural beauty alone is worth experiencing, the symbolism of sakura makes them truly magical. This symbolism has played a role in Japan’s history from the beginning.

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Destinations
Christian Monson

Nakamise Shopping Street — The Best Souvenirs And Food You Can Buy In Tokyo

Filled with traditional street food and a wide variety of souvenirs, Nakamise Dori is a must-visit for anyone in Asakusa. Since this shopping street features almost 100 stores and is usually packed with people, it’s good to have a general idea of what’s there before you go. That way you don’t miss any of the best souvenirs and food. From katana samurai swords to animal-shaped candy, there’s something for everyone on Nakamise Dori.

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