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Top 5 Sakura-Viewing Sites in Osaka

From castles to riverbanks, Osaka has some amazing spots for viewing cherry blossoms with your friends and family. Check out these sites during your next visit!

Japan's Top 5 'Hanami' Hikes

Japanese culture is deeply tied to nature, and there's no better time to appreciate the Japanese wilderness than cherry blossom season.

Paws Off My Kitty Treats!

Get your paws on some delicious feline-inspired, cherry-blossom-infused sweets at Tokyo Skytree.

Why Japanese People are Obsessed with Sakura

Cherry blossom viewing parties aren't just an excuse to get drunk in a public place, but a traditional practice of celebrating the coming of spring that has become an important part of Japanese custom.

Crockery Designed for Sakura Fans

Brighten up your collection of cooking pots and tableware by adding these items inspired by the spring cherry blossom season.

The Perfect Ice Cream for 'Sakura' Viewing

Let the taste of cherry blossoms melt in your mouth with a new, limited-time ice cream flavor from Baskin Robbins.

3 Breathtaking Cherry Blossom Spots in Toyama

Every spring, Toyama Prefecture's cherry trees come to full bloom, and a few places are popular nationwide. We have three fabulous viewing spots to share with you!

11-Day Sakura & Word Heritage Tour of Japan

Get to know the beauty of Japan on an 11-day, all-inclusive tour with a licensed English-speaking guide!

4 Spots for Sakura Along the Water in Tokyo

If you want ideas besides picnics for your cherry blossom viewing, how about walking along the river? You'll definitely appreciate the beauty of sakura from another angle!

Top 9 Sakura Spots in Tohoku & Hokkaido

Since northern Japan gets its cherry blossoms later than the rest of the country, even if you've missed the first round of 'sakura' to the south, you can often catch late blooms in Tohoku and Hokkaido as late as the end of April or even early May.

Kanazawa: Traditional Scenes Among the Sakura

Known for retaining much of its feudal, old-city atmosphere, Kanazawa is a castle town that boasts beautiful landmarks that can be enjoyed in every season. However, the spring cherry blossom season is in a class of its own.

Keep Track of Time with a Sakura Watch

As time ticks by, thousands of fleeting cherry blossoms are swept away by the gentle spring wind—and nothing paints this picture more vividly than Citizen's newest watch.

8 Key Sakura Types in Japan

Before you step outside for 'hanami' this year, be sure to check this guide to a few of the most beloved types of cherry blossom in Japan!

9 Reasons Why I Love 'Hanami'

'Hanami' literally means flower-viewing, but it actually refers to picnic parties that appear under the blooming cherry trees all across Japan every spring. Grace from Texan in Tokyo offers us her Top 9 reasons to love them!

How to 'Hanami' Like A Pro

Whether you're going with your family, friends or co-workers, here's what you need to know to enjoy your cherry blossom viewing to the fullest!

Quiz! Cherry or Plum Blossom?

Think you know your 'ume' from your 'sakura'?

It's Hard to Resist a Sakura Macaron

Back by popular demand, Lindt's seasonal White Chocolate Sakura Iced Drink and cherry blossom-flavored macarons are ready for consumption!

Sip on Sakura Soda Under the Cherry Blossoms

No cherry blossom viewing party would be complete without at least one bottle of 'sakura'-infused cola!

East-Meets-West in Cake Form

Pastry chef Hideki Kubota fused together Japanese and Western elements to create one tantalizing 'sakura' cake!