2 Sakura Cupcakes, 2 Very Different Flavors
To show their appreciation for the cherry blossoms, two famous Western bakeries are offering limited-edition 'sakura' cupcakes!
Sink Your Teeth into Natural Sakura Ice Cream
Why settle for artificial cherry blossom-flavored ice cream when you can have the full on petals in your tasty, icy treat?
Above the Sakura & into the Sky
This amazing video takes us above the canopy of Nakameguro for a truly spectacular view of Tokyo's cherry blossoms.
10 Top Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
Between March and April, people flock outdoors to enjoy the brief life of Japan's blooming cherry blossoms. But just because the day ends doesn't mean the 'hanami' (flower viewing) has to as well. Take a look at our 10 recommended night viewing spots!
Tokyo's Final Photos of the Sakura Season?
As the spring breeze kicks up, cherry blossom petals get whisked away where they scatter on rivers and sidewalks, giving us one last dazzling display.
4 Ways J-Pop Has Gone Sakura for 2016
There are plenty of J-pop songs with cherry tree, or 'sakura,' in the title. Here are four new entries from 2016 alone!
Gorgeous Sakura-Carpeted Landscapes
A little off the beaten track, these pictures of pink petals scattered over rivers and pathways rival even the fully blossomed cherry trees.
4 Tokyo Area Restaurants to Enjoy with Sakura
Savor fantastic meals along with beautiful cherry blossoms!
The 3 Great Cherry Trees of Japan
The only thing more jaw-dropping than their beauty is just how long these cherry trees have been around!
18 Awesome Recipes Using Pickled Sakura
This list of awesome recipes with pickled cherry blossoms, or 'okazuke,' includes traditional Japanese foods as well as contemporary Westernized treats! Yum!
Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku
While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!
5 Tokyo Cafés for Sakura-Themed Treats
Let the atmosphere of the cherry blossom season linger as you enjoy sakura-themed treats and more at these chic Tokyo cafés.
5 Lesser-Known Sakura Spots Around Tokyo
There are a number of gorgeous cherry blossom spots just waiting to be enjoyed in the greater Tokyo area that are virtually unknown to visitors.
Top 5 Hanami Spots in the Tokai Area
Want to see some beautiful cherry blossoms this year? Then check out these Top 5 sites that promise some gorgeous pictures and fantastic views!
Ski with Sakura in Sapporo
The end of April sees all but the nation's northernmost cherry blossoms fall to the ground. But on the island of Hokkaido, the annual wave of pink and white is only about to begin.
Get a Good Whiff of Sakura-Infused Beer
Even beer companies are getting on the cherry blossom bandwagon with products like this aromatic 'sakura' beer. We'll drink to that!
4 Cool & Classic Souvenirs from Japan
‘Cool Japan’ is a government-sponsored campaign to promote Japan internationally through local products. And we've got our own ideas for some 'cool' and classic souvenirs!
The Birds & the Bees of Sakura Trees
Three fun facts about the reproductive ecology of Japanese cherry trees.
These Sakura Petals Float on a Moat
Missed out on the blooming sakura in Tokyo? Why not head north to view the cherry blossom flower rafts in Aomori Prefecture?
Sakura & Samurai Houses in Kakunodate
Check out one of the Three Famous Cherry Blossom Spots of Michinoku, including the centuries-old weeping cherry blossoms of Kakunodate's samurai district.