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A little flower and plant store outside of Tokyo with the most delicate little bonsai. Check out more of their work here.

               All images by Akarui Heya.

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Step into the world of Japanese photographer Daisuke Hamada

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All images by Daisuke Hamada.

Being a happy tourist at the Osaka Aquarium with my mate the whale shark and at Tenku no Noen rooftop farm in amongst the city.

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Welcome to the mean streets of Osaka (not really, this feels like the safest place on earth). Everything seemed to be in bloom – I can only imagine what cherry blossom season is like – and most homes and shopfronts have a pile of pot plants out the front. There is a strong connection to nature here, even in super urban cities like Osaka.

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Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Japan. My man and I went to Osaka and Kyoto and in amongst all the shopping and sightseeing we managed to squeeze in a few garden visits.

First cab of the rank is Utsubo Park in Osaka. This garden hosts a rose garden that was originally planted in 2006 for the first World Rose Convention in Asia. There are approximately 160 different species of roses on display. A little man-made creek runs through the area with kids splashing around while parents laze in the sun.

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I’ve never been to Japan but my interest in visiting is growing. Here are a few things I’d like to see.

This is a rather weird and wonderful little film for Japanese department store Laforet in Tokyo. It was created by agency Hakuhodo.

Currently showing (from November until March) is this pretty breathtaking light tunnel. It’s located in a botanical garden on the island of Nagashima.

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From one tunnel to another, incredible wisteria in the Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Kitakyushu.

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And last but not least these cute shots of the semi wild cats of Fukuoka Island by Fubirai.

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Photographs of the light tunnel from Juxtapoz Magazine.

Photographs of the wisteria from Buzzfeed.

Photographs of the cats by Fubirai.

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