Sakura | Cherry Blossom viewing spots in Tokyo
Spring has finally come to Japan. Now the time to enjoy Sakura, the Japanese cherry blossoms is coming. Since this winter in Japan was colder and longer than normal, Sakura blossoms bloom late this year. In Tokyo, Sakura usually begins blooming around the end of March, however, it seems it will be around the beginning of April, and it is also forecasted that the peak bloom will be around 7th of April.
During the blooming season, Sakura can be enjoyed here and there in Japan, at parks, gardens, schoolyards, along streets and riversides. Sakura trees actually come in several different kinds and the most famous one called “Somei-yoshino” is regarded as synonymous with Sakura.
To find famous Sakura spots in Tokyo, see this page Sakura Cherry Blossom Viewing in Tokyo. The Sakura can be seen at the spots introduced in this page are Somei-yoshino.
Sakura Cherry Blossom Viewing in Tokyo
Somei-yoshino blossoms are so delicate that they last only 1 week or so, however, other type of Sakura like Yaezakura can be enjoyed much longer. Since Yaezakura begins to bloom around when Somei-yoshino ends blooming, you will be able to enjoy Sakura more than 3 weeks.
Somei-yoshino along a river (Kawagoe, Saitama)
Yaezakura as roadside trees (Tokyo)
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