Great Tips for Cherry Tree Sakura Hanami Viewing from Deep Japan.
Spring is the time for Cherry Tree Sakura Viewing across Japan.
Starting from way down South to the Northernmost tip, the entire archipelago is covered in light, fresh and flowing pink during these precious few weeks. Here are a few articles to set you on the right path to a nice Sakura experience during your time here.
Cherry blossoms: Sakura Time & Timing in Japan
Sakura is like an extra spring season in Japan. You can enjoy cherry blossoms throughout the country and plan your visit using a calendar that shows when the sakura trees’ flowers open.
Sakura in Asakusa
See Japanese cherry blossoms in Tokyo’s old Asakusa area. Have some traditional sakura sweets at an old shop and visit the garden at Senso-ji Temple or Sumida Park.
Local Secret: Sakura at Zenpukuji
West of Tokyo Shinjuku, Zenpukuji is a small park with lovely cherry trees stretching over a duck-filled lake. Have a cherry blossom picnic here with snacks from a local bakery.
Hanami - another way to enjoy (for the next year)
Take a cruise on one of the traditional Yakatabune pleasure boats in Tokyo Asakusa. See the cherry blossoms along Sumida River and Tokyo Skytree while eating and drinking with your friends.
Yokohama Hanami Hotspots
In spring all across Japan cherry trees will explode in whites and light-and-dark pinks, inviting people to sit underneath and celebrate their beauty. Take a day trip to Yokohama’s best hanami locations for your own sakura celebration.
Yozakura - cherry blossoms at night
Yozakura means viewing sakura at night. Go cherry blossom viewing in the evening. Sakura looks beautiful at night, illuminated by spotlights and lanterns. Here are some of the best places for yozakura in Tokyo.