Nicole Bauer

Plum Blossom Festival in Mito

Celebrating the first signs of spring

Nicole Bauer   - 1 min read

Kairakuen is a large park in Mito and it's famous for its over 3,000 plum trees of different kinds and colours. When we were there in the middle of March, I felt that the blossoms were still behind the ones in Tokyo, although it's just an hour away from Ueno Station by express train. During the festival time from late February until the end of March you'll find lots of activities going on (usually on Sundays only), like open-air tea ceremonies or traditional music performances.

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Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Ital...