Aomori Nebuta Festival

Summer is the time of festivals in Japan, and boy do they do them right! Last weekend I attended the Misawa Tanabata festival, which was right out the gate. It was a good time; a similar vibe to the festival we attended last year. This weekend, on the other hand, I got the pleasure of […]

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

This weekend we attended our first cherry blossom festival! We traveled to Hirosaki Park which has over 2,600 cherry blossom trees and one of the most spectacular festivals in Japan! We walked amongst the sakura trees along the banks of the Iwaki River and got to see Hirosaki Castle. Cherry blossom season runs late March […]