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Spring in Japan is cherry blossom season

Enjoy the cherry blossom time

Sakura – cherry blossom time

“Sakura are all things cherry, everything cherry blossoms and cherry trees. Think of sakura as a season in Japan, the height of spring... Hanami, written with the characters for flower and to see, is just that: seeing the flowers. Taking a walk and looking at the cherry blossoms, meeting with your friends under the cherry trees and looking at the cherry blossoms while you talk and drink and eat.”

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Yozakura – cherry blossoms at night

“Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom. Yozakura is written with the characters for night and sakura and means viewing cherry blossoms at night. Sakura looks beautiful in the evening with the right lighting. Try both, a cherry blossom picnic during the day and an evening visit to fully enjoy sakura.”

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Experience the cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Yakatabune cherry blossom cruise in Tokyo

“Yakata-Bune is the traditionally shaped smallish boat to go up and down the river... Lunch is served and you can go out to the deck during the 3-4 hours cruise. The river is always crowded with those boats which go up to Asakusa area. Both banks of the river are full of the trees and it is quite a view!“

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Hanami at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

“The Japanese garden at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo is one of the best places to see all kinds of Japanese flowers throughout the year. Of course, it is also an excellent place to see sakura... Chidorigafuchi is the moat outside the Imperial Palace. You can rent a small boat and row slowly along the cherry trees or take a walk along the water. In the evening, the sakura trees are illuminated.“

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Visit famous cherry blossom spots

Miharu Takizakura – the waterfall cherry tree of Miharu, Fukushima

“I would like to introduce you to one of the five great cherry trees of Japan: Miharu Takizakura. It is also one of three giant cherry trees of Japan. It was designated a national treasure in 1922. Apparently, polls frequently rank it as the number one tree in all of Japan.“

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The cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle, Aomori

“Of course there are cherry blossoms all over Japan and the rest of the world but none like these in Aomori. A perfect example of the difference is the image of Hirosaki Castle floating above a never-ending cloud of blossoms. The image is something out of a fairy tale or fantasy adventure story—except these visions are real and there for you to enjoy and remember forever.“

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