Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom Map Guide

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Hanami – Cherry Blossom Viewing

Cherry blossom viewing or hanami in Japanese in springtime is the annual Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the blooming foliage, the custom is widely believed to have started in the Heian Period (794–1185).

During the cherry blossom viewing season, Japanese people gather to visit mountains, parks or temples with cherry blossoms and hold sake-drinking parties beneath the cherry trees in full blossom. In some cities, it's also common to have celebrations under the sakura at night. Hanami at night is called yozakura. There are also cherry blossom festivals throught out Japan.

The greatest charm of sightseeing in Japan is surely the seasonal change, such as the cherry blossoms in the spring season.

 
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Japanese Cherry Blossom News

3/27/2017
Weather Map updated the Cherry Blossom Forecast. Please see Cherry Blossom Forecast 2017 for detail.
3/22/2017
Japan Weather Association updated the Cherry Blossom Forecast.Please see Cherry Blossom Forecast 2017 for detail.
 
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Note: The best dates to view cherry blossom provided here is based on the average of the past several years. Rain, wind and temperatures can accelerate, delay it considerably. Please see Cherry Blossom Forecast 2017 for the up-to-date schedule.