Known as ‘Hanami’ (flower viewing), there are various things you can do to ensure you enjoy the experience to the full:
Which cherry blossom varieties are blooming right now?
It is the middle of the cherry blossom blooming period.
The forecast from the Japan Weather Association indicates that next week is going to be full bloom in Kanto (e.g. Tokyo), Chubu (e.g. Nagoya) , Kansai (e.g. Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara), Chugoku (e.g. Hiroshima) and Shikoku area (e.g. Matsuyama).
With the cherry blossom months approaching, people in Japan are excited to be preparing their annual hanami party (picnic party). Most people start to check the cherry blossom forecast to find out the best time and place to have a picnic under the full bloomed cherry blossom tree and prepare the food to bring to the party. It is a tradition for people to gather for food, drinks, dance and playing games while enjoying the scenery and letting the natural floral fragrance refresh people senses.
There are 3 foods that you must not miss out on and they are traditionally accompanied with sake and green tea.
Are you wondering when is the best time to visit Japan for it’s cherry blossom season?
Check out the Forecast table below for more information for your journey.
Geography Facts: Japan is made up with 4 main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu( listed from north to south)
[Cherry Blossom Festival Japan]
It’s spring time! You might be planning on picnic or camping over the weekends, or go for a walk in parks and garden in the UK or thinking what I should do with my Easter holiday, whether you should go abroad.
Where is the top destination to go to in Spring? What is the best thing to do in springtime you may wonder?
Flowers and Gardens are definitely one to feel the beauty of springtime when many beautiful flowers are blooming. The exciting news is cherry blossom in Japan is starting to bloom by the end of this month in March.