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Aomori’s Hirosaki Park Reopens

Aomori’s landmark park famous for cherry blossoms reopens after closing for 38 days to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Cherry Blossom Beauty of Shodoshima

Read on to find out more about the splendor of cherry blossoms of Shodoshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea.

Tokyo Hanami Hot Spot: Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park is a beloved spot in Tokyo for cherry blossom viewing. With some 200 cherry blossom trees, it's easy to see why!

Meguro River Cherry Blossom Viewing

Enjoy Tokyo's most acclaimed cherry blossom viewing destination where you can see beauty in its highest form at day or night, but only for a couple weeks in spring.

First Cherry Blossom Forecast of 2020

It's that time of year again! If you're planning to come see Japan's gorgeous cherry blossoms this year, you'll want to start planning now.

Incredible Drive-By Hanami on a Tokyo Train

Tokyo's extensive rail network isn't only extremely convenient—it can also be extremely beautiful, especially during cherry blossom season!

Top 10 Day Trips From Sapporo

Go on a day trip from Sapporo and explore nearby places such as Lake Toya and Jozankei Onsen, and more! Read on to find out the top day trips from Sapporo, courtesy of Trip101!

Yoyogi Park: The Perfect Picnic Spot

Yoyogi Park is Tokyo's 5th largest park, but perhaps the #1 most lively park. With the spacious lawns, wide walking paths, and calming ponds, it welcomes many families, pet owners, joggers, street musicians, meet ups, yoga lovers, and more.

Hibiki Whiskey Gets New Cherry Blossom Blend

Some good news for those of us getting through 2021 at home with a stiff drink in hand: Hibiki is coming out with some new whiskey blends, including one made in cherry blossom barrels!

Flowers & Sakura at Seaside Park in Fukuoka

Compared to some places, Kyushu's Fukuoka Prefecture isn't particularly famous for its cherry blossoms. But these shots—accompanied by gorgeous baby blue flowers—makes us think it should be!

Enjoy Sakura Safely from the Comfort of Home

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom now across Japan. But given the uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases across Japan, there’s an organized effort to encourage folks to stay home this season.

Incredible Cherry Blossoms in Kagawa

Learn about Shiudeyama, a beautiful cherry blossom spot in Kagawa Prefecture which was featured in the New York Times’ as one of Japan's must-visit destinations!

Sakura Sake KitKat: Hello Hanami Season

Now that sakura season is in full swing, KitKat's latest release is a sweet, slightly booze-filled way to enjoy the festivities!

Hanami Starts in Tokyo with Index Tree

How is the official start of hanami season determined in Tokyo? The Japan Meteorological Agency uses a special 'index tree' located at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine.

2021 Cherry Blossom Forecast Is Finally Here

It's high time to start making your cherry-blossom-viewing plans.

One of the Oldest Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

Koishikawa Korakuen is arguably one of the oldest and most exquisite traditional Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Like all Japanese gardens, you can find picture-perfect miniature hills, ponds, stones, trees, and vibrant flowers and foliage.

Garden Opened to Public Despite Outbreak

A private garden in central Japan opened its doors to tourists for free, while other gardens in Tokyo shut its doors due to the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Hanami Hot Spot: Ueno Park

This expansive park in eastern Tokyo is one of the most popular places to enjoy cherry blossoms, and with good reason!

Snow-Covered Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

Over the weekend, snow covered the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, which were in full bloom.

Snow & Sakura Make for Incredible Hanami

The weather is fickle in Japan as the seasons change, and occasionally this results in the beautiful and unlikely combination of snow and cherry blossoms!

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