The Cherry Blossoms

The Cherry Blossoms

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 popular, but one of the best times to see why Japan captivates so many.

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Five Facts About
Japan's Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms are only in bloom for around three weeks a year in March to April. They appear in the South of Japan first before travelling North

The Japanese Meteorological Agency forecasts when the cherry blossoms will appear around Japan and the Japanese eagerly follow their progress

Known as 'Sakura' in Japanese, they're also the country's national flower

Picnic-parties are held with family and friends under the cherry blossoms - locally known as 'Hanami,' or 'flower watching'

The cherry blossom phenomena is a symbol of new beginnings, and historically was the start of the rice-planting season

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