Here are the best places for cherry blossom viewing, also known as ‘hanami’, in Japan: Ueno Park A huge park with seemingly hundreds of cherry blossom trees. Very, very busy, but great atmosphere. Ueno travel guide More in Tokyo Himeji Castle Himeji Castle is breath-taking during the cherry blossom season. It’s free if you justContinue reading “Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan”
Here are the latest Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) forecasts! It’s one of the best times to visit Japan, when all sorts of people relax and drink under the trees. The timings seems to be later than last year, so you may have to wait about a week more for them to start blooming this year. Try to allow someContinue reading “Latest Japan Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecasts for 2017”
There are pluses and minuses to any season in Japan, but there is always a lot to do whatever time you decide to come. Because Japan is such a long country from north to south, you don’t need to worry as much as for other countries. Spring (March to May) Spring is a great time toContinue reading “When to go to Japan”
Rikugien Garden is one of the main parks in Tokyo, and is therefore great for cherry blossoms (sakura). We went there to take some pics, before enjoying the special sakura bath at the nearby Sakura Hot Spring. By that we mean pink silky water! We followed the easy to use recommended course for cherry blossomContinue reading “See the cherry blossoms before it’s too late! At Rikugien Garden”
Ueno Park is one of the most popular free places to go for cherry blossom viewing. It gets really, really crowded, but there are so many different types of cherry blossom trees in many different areas, so it’s a must visit if you are in Japan during the cherry blossom season. There is a nice route aroundContinue reading “Stunning Sakura! Cherry Blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo”
Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is one of the best places to enjoy the cherry blossoms in Tokyo. I recently went there to see if ‘sakura‘ had already started. Many of the trees were already in full bloom, while others were nearly, nearly there. This tree greets you at the Okubo entrance. Some of the trees wereContinue reading “Sakura has started! Shinjuku Gyoen Garden Cherry Blossoms”
Here are some of the best places for Sakura in Tokyo: Ueno Park A huge park with seemingly hundreds of cherry blossom trees. Very, very busy, but great atmosphere. Ueno travel guide. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden A very easy to access park. Much quieter than the other main parks. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden travel guide Inokashira ParkContinue reading “The best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo”
Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) is fast approaching and the Japan Weather Association has just posted their updated forecasts for each area. They will probably blossom a little earlier than usual this year. The best time for seeing the cherry blossoms are usually about a week after the expected opening.