The country's national flower and an icon synonymous with Japan, the emergence of the cherry blossoms are eagerly awaited by both locals and tourists alike. As the symbolic blossoms bloom, both city and countryside are awash in a bright, pink hue.
This magical scenery is a time of celebration, where families gather under the blossoms to celebrate and appreciate the beauty of this fleeting phenomena. Appearing from late March to mid-April, visiting Japan in the season of the cherry blossoms is not only very popular, but one of the best times to see why Japan captivates so many.
The cherry blossoms are a symbol of new beginnings, and historically was the start of the rice-planting season
Lots of Celebration
Picnic are held with family & friends under the cherry blossoms, locally known as 'Hanami' or 'flower watching'
Known as 'Sakura' in Japanese, they're also the country's national flower
The cherry blossoms bloom for only 3 weeks a year in March to April. They appear in the South before travelling North
Cherry Blossom Forecast
The Japanese Meteorological Agency forecasts when the cherry blossoms will appear around the country
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about The Cherry Blossoms:
What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?
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