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Updated 2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast!

According to the latest forecast by the JMC, the first blooms are only a little over one month away!

5 Blooming Places to Enjoy Hanami in Tokyo

'Hanami' is a time-honored tradition in Japan where friends and family gather to enjoy company, refreshments and cherry blossoms. Here are 5 incredible places in Tokyo for your next 'hanami' get-together.

See Tottori Cherry Blossoms at their Best

Tottori Prefecture is home to some of the earliest evidence of human settlement in Japan. Few people make it all the way west to enjoy the region today, but these lovely cherry blossom spots might just change your mind!

Top 10 Hidden Spots in Nara

Get off the beaten path and take a look at the top 10 hidden spots in the beautiful city of Nara in Japan, courtesy of Trip101!

Riding the Rails: The Sagano Scenic Railway

The Sagano Scenic Railway runs the popular sightseeing train known as the Sagano Romantic Train, which takes you on a seven-kilometer journey between Kyoto’s Arashiyama district—a tourist spot in the Sagano area famous for fall foliage—and Kameoka.

Cherish the Cherry Blossoms With This Playlist

'Hanami' is one of the best parts of cherry blossom season! Make the most of your cherry blossom viewing with this spring-inspired playlist!

Cherry Tree Made of 880,000 Lego Bricks!

This incredible cherry blossom tree is made up of more than 880,000 Lego pieces—but you can only see it until May 6!

9 Craft Beers Perfect for Spring

Is there anything better than beer, sunshine and friends? A nice CRAFT beer, sunshine and friends! These nine beers are perfect for spring (or any season!), and are sure to take your hanami or picnics to the next level!

Capturing the Perfect Pink of Sakura

The pastel pink of Japan's cherry blossoms paints the country for nearly a month in spring. One artisan has spent years trying to capture this color from nature and use it to dye fabrics.

The First Cherry Blossom Forecast of 2019

Just 10 days into 2019, the Japan Meteorological Agency released their first forecast for the upcoming cherry blossom season!

Starbucks Japan's First Sakura Drink of 2019

Starbucks Japan is always looking for ways to help people drink in the sakura during hanami season—literally! Here's the first sakura-themed drink of 2019!

Experience the Beauty of Japan in 8K Video

From the rugged mountains of Hokkaido and verdant forests of Kyushu to spectacular festivals of Aichi and the Tokyo skyline, this video stunningly captures the beauty of Japan in under three minutes.

30 Spectacular Flower Spots in Japan

Seasonality is an important part of life in Japan, especially in spring. Flowers bloom throughout the country and create a colorful, unforgettable landscape for floral fans, nature enthusiasts and anyone in between!

Rikugien Garden: A Paradise Fit for a Daimyo

Need a break from the high-octane city life of Tokyo? Why don't you take a stroll through this tranquil garden, a peaceful haven in stark contrast to the city buzzing by outside?

Starbucks Releases 2019 Cherry Blossom Merch

'Tis almost the season, which means it's time for Starbucks Japan to release another round of cherry blossom merchandise!

Experience a New Hanami in Awesome Sakura Pool

This cool sakura-themed bar is set to open on March 22, 2019, which coincides with the predicted bloom date for cherry blossoms in Tokyo!

9 Fun Tokyo 'Hanami' Spots

Debating where to go to get the most out of Tokyo's brief cherry blossom season? Check out these nine fun spots for some ideas!

5 Limited-Edition 'Sakura' Sweets for 2018

Spring brings about new beginnings in Japan—and new sweets, as confectioners celebrate the transient cherry blossoms with 'sakura'-flavored selections!

8 Must-See Sakura Avenues in Tokyo

Spring in Japan goes hand in hand with cherry blossoms! If you're in Tokyo during cherry blossom season, here are 8 must-see avenues full of dreamy trees.

Celebrate 2019 Cherry Blossom Season with Coke

Coca-Cola Japan unveiled new sakura-themed bottles for cherry blossom season in 2019.

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