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The cherry blossom time of year in Japan has arrived.

Why Kyoto's cherry blossoms have bloomed unusually early - Lonely Planet

The Japanese cherry blossom season typically begins in late March or early April, but this year it began a little earlier. The official start of the cherry blossom season was just announced by Japan.

Sakura, or cherry blossoms, are also known as sakura, and their blooming is a highly anticipated event in Japan that draws many visitors from all over the world. Who doesn’t adore a world filled with gorgeous cherry blossoms?

People congregate in parks and other outdoor areas at this time for picnics and to take in the lovely pink and white flowers. Hanami, the Japanese word for cherry blossom viewing, refers to this custom.

Beautiful cherry blossoms photos

Hanami is a time when people congregate in parks, gardens, and other outdoor areas with friends, family, and coworkers to enjoy picnics and take in the stunning cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossom season typically features mild temperatures, lots of sunshine, and clear skies. It can also be erratic, with sporadic rain and strong winds that could cause the cherry blossoms to bloom earlier than expected.

 

Hanami: Cherry Blossom Culture in Japan - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

For anyone who enjoys both nature and culture, cherry blossom season in Japan is a must-experience event. It is a season that will never be forgotten because of the stunning cherry blossoms, the joyful atmosphere, and the rich cultural traditions.

There are many lovely places in Japan to view cherry blossoms (hanami), but some places are slightly superior to others. For instance, wildlife enthusiasts frequent Tokyo’s Ueno Park and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Some other locations where you can enjoy hanami include Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture, Hirosaki Castle in Aomori Prefecture, and the Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto.

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