In Japan, the spring season is very special for tourists, because here in the month of March-April there is a special attraction of ‘Cherry Blossom’. Cherry Blossom is also known as Sakura in Japan. It is the national flower of Japan and seeing it bloom is a truly memorable experience in itself. The people here celebrate it as a festival called the ‘Hanami festival’. This flower is also considered a symbol of hope. Every year it reports the arrival of spring. This flower blooms in the middle of March to April. When the cherry blossom blossoms start blooming, imagine spring has arrived. In such a situation, people here celebrate this festival with pomp to express their happiness.
In Japan, the double color of the cherry of the pink cherry called ‘Sakura’ is drawn to see the fall, the cherry’s double color will force the tourists to turn to Shillong and the world-famous lake ‘Ward Lake’. , Where pink and white cherry-covered trees on both sides of the road will give a unique feeling of ‘Cherry Blossom’.
Chiang said that in Japan, the initiative to celebrate Cherry Blossom as a traditional festival in the fifth century was transformed into an initiative of world peace after the Second World War. Then Japan gifted thousands of cherry plants to the United States as a friendly communicator, which now attracts tourists from all over the world at the Cherry Blossom Festival held annually locally in Washington.
Cherry blossoms come out in the parks during the season and they also buzz with people with flowers. Hanami is a famous and quite old festival of Japan. It is believed to have been celebrated in a similar way for three centuries. Another interesting fact associated with Hanami is that when it is celebrated at night, it is known as Yozakura, which means Night Sakura. On this occasion, paper lanterns are made and they are hung on trees for illumination.
Golden pavilion of Japan
There are many beautiful places to see cherry blossoms in Japan, where this season is crowded with tourists. One of these major sites is Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, in the capital of Japan. It is a pleasant feeling to see Cherry Blossom here. Every year a large number of viewers come here. Not only Tokoyo but apart from this, there are many such places where these flowers are found in abundance. Apart from traveling and visiting the culture of Japan, tourists also witness this beautiful event. Well, you can start seeing Cherry Blossom Tree from Tokyo, the capital of Japan. If you are going to see Cherry Blossom here, it would be perfect to go from 26 March to 11 April.
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Wonderful Nara Park
It is a great park for cherry blossoms. Here you will also see a large number of deer. These deer are very popular among tourists who keep feeding them something. People visiting the park during the Cherry Blossom season can also spend their time among these deer along with the Sakura Tree. Leave it to the elders, this view is also very special for children and they spend a lot of time having fun among these deer.
People are so fond of cherry blossoms that they even add it to their ice cream. Also, they are also used in advertising campaigns. Despite all this, you will be surprised to know that no city in Japan has the status of ‘Cherry Blossom Capital of the World’, but it is named after Macon of Georgia (USA), where Sakura trees are The numbers are close to three lakhs.
When is the cherry blossom set to appear in 2020?
Tokyo – March 19
Kochi – March 19
Nagoya – March 22
Hiroshima – March 22
Kyoto – March 23
Osaka – March 25
Kagoshima – March 25
Sendai – March 25
Cherry blossom season arriving earlier than usual in Tokyo this year. its is because of all down to the weather. a combination of high temperatures in autumn and winter, as well as warm and sunny weather in spring. Full blossom is now expected on March 25, according to a forecast by Japan Meteorological.
best place to see the cherry blossoms in Japan?
- Maruyama Park
- Yoyogi-kōen, Tokyo
- Himeji Castle
- Fuji Five Lakes
- Hirosaki Castle
- Ueno Park
- Matsumae Park
- Lake Kawaguchi (also known as Kawaguchi-ko)