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2019 Tokyo Sakura Season Officially Begins!

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The annual sakura season that sweeps the nation in early spring has officially started in Tokyo! The first cherry blossoms of the season were observed at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine. It's still quite early, but the temporary nature of their beauty is part of their appeal, so if you want to make the most of the season, you should start planning!

Sakura craze starts in Tokyo

The flowers also blossomed in Nagasaki Prefecture and Fukuoka Prefecture, both in southwestern Japan. Cherry blossoms typically bloom in southern areas, before making their way to the Japanese mainland and to its northern isle, Hokkaido.