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May

The Golden-Week happens in May. The Golden-Week is the longest holidays beside the new year's break and summer break in Japan. It starts from the end of April to the end of the first weekend of May. So, all of the travel spots in Japan will become pack of Japanese travelers. It is the worst season to visit Japan during the Golden-Week. It is so hard to make a reservation for hotels, transportation and restaurants, and some of the spots rise the price for this season.

In the northern part of Japan, Ice starts melting, so many waterfalls have large amount of water which become not only beautiful but also very strong to see.

The contents of this month

Sakura at Hirosaki Castle

Nikko UNESCO Tour

Tateyama Snow Wall

Ichijodani

Kawanakajima

Sanja Maturi

Takatori Castle

Wajima Morning Market

Kanazawa

Dotonbori

Nishizawa Valley

Iwakiyama Shrine

Skunk Cabbage at Oze

Tomogashima Island

Gassan Summer Ski

Boat Riding for Blue Cave

Real Life Go Kart in Tokyo

Hitachi Seaside Park

Kanda Matsuri

Kichijoji

Takeshita Street

Shima Onsen

Shoji Falls

Nirvana Statue of Mantokuji

Jofu Falls

Oshino Hakkai

China Town in Yokohama

Masuda Town

Itoigawa Fudo Falls

Tono Furusato Village

Bank of Iwate Red Brick Bldg.

Morioka

Masutomi Rice Planting

Higashi Chaya Town

Takaoka

Unno-juku

Hida Furukawa

Nagoya Daibutsu

Mt. Bounorei

Akazawa Nature Healing Forest

Shimokitazawa

Komyoji

Nanasawa Forest Park

Mizunoto Shodo Club

Ryusoga Falls

The ruins of Ichijodani Asakura Clan

Keitokuin Temple

Mt. Shirane

Osaka Shinsekai

Awamata Waterfalls

Usaburo Kokeshi

Fukiware Fall

The Jha BAR

Enoshima Summarized

The Middle point of Mt Fuji

Summary of Lake Motosu

Narage-juku

The Forest of Fantasy

Tamagawa Onsen

Niitsu Oil Field

Kadomi House

Kotakigawa Jade Valley

Gassan Dam

Shiwa Castle

Morioka Nakamura House

Jodogahama Beach

Yamachosuji Town

White Wall & Kura Walk

Yokiso Garden

Mt. Amagi

Ikego Mountain Trail

Bozukuri Falls

Shirayasawa Valley

Cedar ave. of Hakone

Hakone Shrine

Katsushika Craftwork Museum

Oyanagawa Valley

Ikuta Green Park

Maya Falls

Echizen Ono

The Restored Town of Ichijodani

Matsushiro Samurai School

Gokurakuji Temple

Manpukuji Temple

Otawa Tsutsuji Hill

Kameido Tenjin Shrine

Hie Shrine

Nipponbashi

Nanatsugama Godan Falls

Yoro Valley

Fudo Fall

Yamashita Park

Marukami Waterfall

Lake Kawaguchi Summarized

Lake Sai Summarized

Mt Fuji from Koyodai

Ariji House

Gojo Shinmachi Town

Carp Festival at Ryujinkyo

Chidokan

Morioka Oyakuen Garde

Kazuemachi Chaya Town

Udatsuyama Temple Town

Ozaki Shrine

Takaoka Kanayamachi Town

Takaoka Great Buddha

Hida Choshi Falls

Nittaiji Matsuri

Kurefushi no Sato Kofun Park

Myogyoji Temple

Nakamura Park

Toganji Temple

Ohi-juku

Takigo Falls

Nezame no Toko

Hakone Sekisho

Yushima Seido

Daibutsu Kiritoshi

Gokurakuji Sammarized

Atsugi Azalea Hill

Azalea of Rikugien Garden

Ogura Falls

Fukui Castle

Oshozu

Ryukoji Temple

Ryumon Valley

Kai-Yamato

Ishiutorogawa Valley

Shakujii Park

Tsukui Castle

Domori

Kururi Castle

Otaki Castle

Chichibu Shrine

Takizawaya Hotel

Yahagi House

Tosakaido Road

Takanaminoike Camp Site

Takeishi House

Mt. Yahiko Ohira Park

Iyahiko Shrine

Shiratama Falls

Wajima

Tsuruoka Catholic Church

Morioka Saito House

Ishiwari Sakura

Nataya Town

Kanegasaki Castle Town

Teramachi Temple Town

Takaoka Castle

Ueda Yanagimachi

Renjoji Great Buddha

Ogushi Kaizuka Park

Nakatsugawa-juku

Koyama Falls

Kiyotaki Falls

Onshi Hakone Park

Shibuya Kagoshima Ohara Matsuri

Asagaya Pearl Center

Hayakawa Oshio Falls

Amanbuchi Falls

Sennen Fuji

Ikuta ryokuchi baraen

Bunkyo Azalea Festa

Hiyorimi Yakushido Temple

Toyama Ryujin Falls

Shichiken Morning Market

Matsushiro

Matsushiro Castle

Hachimanbara Park

Sunosaki Shrine

Doguyasuji Shopping District

Lake Shoji Summarized

Sakaida Diversion Channel

Yokote Castle

Shutendoji Shrine

Kuroshima Town

Tsukimizu Pond

Takanami Pond

Morioka Castle

Nishi Chaya Town

Murodo Highland

Hida Arakawa House

Nazaki House

Nagoya Toyokuni Shrine

Shintaki Falls

Fuji Park in Okayama

Fudo Falls of Oyana river

Suzumi Falls

Tonogayato Garden

The rose garden of Furukawa

Shima Potholes

Lake Okushima

Hyakkenname

Uchiyama House

Echizen Ono Castle

Mt. Saijo

Ukima Park

Sekisuiji Temple

Sunosaki Lighthouse

Lake Yugama

Kashima

Nagao Mt. Pass

Osanai House

Machiya House

Furo Bridge

Niitsu Petroleum Museum

Oyashirazu

Kappa buchi

ShibutamiJinjo Elemt. School

Fujikake Falls

Amanawa Shrine

Fujidana Park

Okayama Green Street Park

Momotaro Falls

Maruoka Castle at Night

Tsukuiko Flower Garden

Tateishi Park

Katori Jingu Shopping District

Shinjo Castle

Shiogama Shrine

Ito Falls

Kaminohashi Bridge

Yamayuri Falls

Oyanagawa Godan Falls

Koizumi Falls

Syakunage Falls

Kashiwaya Ryokan

The grave of Asakura Yoshikage

Teramachi Street

Yamada Fuji

Kawawa Fuji Park

The Well of Kobo

Hananoki Park

Port-view Hill Park

Feature of this month

Weather Information

This is the list of things to do in May in Japan, and the information of events, festivals and flowers in May.

National Holiday:
- 05/03 : Constitution Day (憲法記念日)
- 05/04 : Green Day (みどりの日)
- 05/05 : Childrens' Day (こどもの日)

Major Events:
- The Golden-Week

Weather: Sunny or Rain (rains 148mm per month)
Ave. temperature and humidity of Tokyo: 18.4 degrees C, 68%

Flowers:
- Fuji
- Rose.

Other Months

Sakura at Hirosaki Castle

Travel Information

May

Hirosaki Castle (弘前城の桜) is the best Sakura Spots located in Aomori. There are about 2,600 Sakura trees in this castle that bloom late April. It is also chosen as 100 best Sakura spots. During the season, there is a Sakura Festival. You can enjoy various kinds of Sakura here.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Apr. 1 to Nov.23: Admission fee is 300 yen for adult and 100 yen for kids. (there is group discount)
Time: 9:00 to 17:00
April 23 to May 5: Open until 21:00

Access
0. at Hirosaki Station.
1. walk west 30 min. or use the bus.


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