Quick Guide To Japan’s 2013 Cherry Blossom Season

So you’re in Japan or about to jet off and are hoping to catch a glimpse of the famed Sakura or Cherry Blossom while you’re there? Japandaman has you covered with this quick guide to make sure you don’t miss out on these unique and stunning flowers which Japan is famous for.

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If your trip starts in January going towards the middle of February then a trip to Okinawa would be in order. Here with the warmer climate, the Cherry Blossom start blooming earlier than usual given that the traditional season is normally around the end of March. If you’re planning to be in Tokyo, anywhere from late March to the end of April, that will guarantee you a fantastic viewing of the Sakura.

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Keep in mind that the blooming season is unfortunately short, usually in the area of two weeks but it’s at this time that it makes for a more sensational viewing time with petals adorning the day and night sky. Just as you’ve seen in countless animes. Ueno Park in Ueno is probably one of the best spots with their Cherry Blossom Festival where thousands of people come and indulge in flower viewing or ‘hanamai’.

Hope this helps and don’t forget to take pictures because memories aren’t enough for this vision unique to Japan!

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