Super Typhoon Hagibis forces Japan to cancel hundreds of flights and trains

Japan, October 11, 2019 – The dangerous typhoon No.19, Hagibis, is currently in the Ogasawara Islands and moving north-northwest at 15 mph (25 kph). Authorities suspect it could make landfall around the Tokyo metropolitan area on Saturday.

Warnings of house collapsing have been issued by the Meteorological Agency due to strong winds of up to 135 mph (216kph).

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Autumn Colors in Japan: 2019 Fall Foliage Forecast

Japan is famous for its four distinct and breathtaking seasons. Though the cherry blossom in the spring is probably the most iconic, for many the fall is just as beautiful.

Last update (October 10 2019):  In 2019, the peak to appreciate the colors of koyo in the North of Japan should arrive between mid-October and late-November, in the East during the late November and in the west, later than average, from late November and early December.

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Nara Deer Park: How to get there and what to see

Imagine a lush, green oasis located in the center of a city. Dark evergreen trees line its border, and it is dotted with flowering sakura cherry trees in early spring. Families, friends, and other groups relax or play on the green grass. Hundreds of deer roam freely among the people, some eating from the hands of children.

This is Nara Park, known as Nara Kōen in Japanese. It is one of the oldest parks in Japan. The park was established in 1880, and it is the location of many of Nara’s best attractions, including the Nara National Museum, Kofukuji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Todaiji Temple.

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2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan: Travel guide

Rugby fans around the world are already looking forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. It is the first time in the event’s history that it will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport, and the first time it will be held in Asia.

The 6-week tournament will kick off on September 20 and will finish with the final on November 2 in Yokohama Stadium. The fixtures will be played in twelve stadiums around Japan, providing rugby fans with the perfect excuse to visit a fascinating and unique country.

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Plum blossoms in Japan: Best places and 2020 forecast

People throughout the world are familiar with the famous Japanese cherry blossoms. They may have attended any of the numerous cherry blossom festivals held each year in the United States and elsewhere, or they may have thrilled to the sound of “Sakura Sakura”, a traditional Japanese folk song celebrating this beautiful flower.

Before the cherry blossoms emerge, however, another beautiful tree graces the island of Japan. Mid-February marks the start of spring and the beginning of the plum blossom season. If you want to see the plum blossoms in 2020, keep on reading!

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