Continue reading to find out what you need to know this spring to survive staff parties (enkais), hay fever and cherry blossom season!
5. Enkai Etiquette
Originally posted March 15th 2012. Enkai season is upon us; teachers need to be farewelled, others need to be welcomed, the start of the new school year needs to be ceremoniously acknowledged... But how does one navigate the troubled waters of beer pouring protocol, speech giving, and seating arrangements? Check out this post to find out:
4. Top 5 Hanami Spots in Japan
Click the image below to find out the best places for hanami in all of Japan! Originally posted March 5th 2013.
3. Hinamatsuri and much more!
Spring is a time for many celebrations in Japan, including the doll festival (hinamatsuri) of which there are still many displays to take in around the country. Just take a trip into your nearest hotel in Japan and you will likely observe a "Hina" dolls display. To find out more about the various celebrations that occur in March in Japan, check out this post (originally posted March 2nd 2012):
2. Best of Cherry Blossom Season (Parts 1 and 2)
Check out these shots of the beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom on the Izu Peninsula! Originally posted April 30th 2012 and March 29th 2013.
1. Top 5 Hay Fever Cures
Originally posted 12th March 2013. Probably the most life-saving of all! What to do when you fall prey to Japan's notoriously bad hay fever season: