In Japan, spring is an occasion for walks in nature, social outings, and taking pictures next to cherry trees coated in beautiful pink blossoms.
Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)
Cherry Blossom Forecast
Rain, wind, and temperatures have a quite strong effect on the process of the blossom season. These conditions may boost, delay or even shorten it considerably.
You can always use the internet to check out the up-to-date forecast on cherry blossom season.
What is Hanami?
Hanami is the centuries-old tradition of picnicking outside with friends and family, underneath the beautiful and colorful cheery trees.
In modern Japan, people make fun during the cherry blossom viewing. They tend to drink and eat, making the tradition more like a picnic under the trees.
These flowers only bloom for around a week before the popular “sakura snow” effect starts and they float sadly off the trees.
Cherry blossom in main Japan cities