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Cherry Blossom Report 2009
by japan-guide.com

This is the official japan-guide.com cherry blossom report for 2009. Please visit also our guide to cherry blossoms for more general information and forecasts.

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2009/03/24 - Kumamoto Report


by scott

Kumamoto Castle
March 24, 2009 - approaching full bloom (50-80%)

One of the top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots of Japan, Kumamoto Castle features about 800 cherry trees around the castle grounds and along its walls, offering many opportunities to take photos. The lower areas of the grounds as well as the parks surrounding the castle are popular spots to hold cherry blossom viewing parties.

Most trees around the castle are nearly at full bloom, and they should fully open by tomorrow.

Kumamoto Castle
The approach to the park next to Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle

Suizenji Garden
March 24, 2009 - approaching full bloom (50-80%)

The cherry trees in Suizenji Garden are mostly located along the circular path around the pond and miniature Mount Fuji. There are picnic areas where it is possible to hold cherry blossom viewing parties (hanami), however it is prohibited to leave the path except in these designated areas.

The trees around the garden are nearly at full bloom, and they should fully open within the next day or two.

Suizenji Garden
Suizenji Garden
Cherry tree groves around miniature Mount Fuji
Picnic area around the miniature Mount Fuji

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List of Posts:
2009/04/16 - Fuji Five Lakes Report
2009/04/15 - Osaka Report
2009/04/15 - Kyoto Report
2009/04/14 - Himeji Report
2009/04/14 - Kobe Report
2009/04/13 - Nagano Report
2009/04/13 - Kanazawa Report
2009/04/12 - Kyoto Report
2009/04/10 - Tokyo Report
2009/04/09 - Nagoya Report
2009/04/08 - Kamakura Report
2009/04/08 - Yoshino Report
2009/04/07 - Kyoto Report
2009/04/06 - Tokyo Report
2009/04/06 - Osaka Report
2009/04/05 - Yoshino Report
2009/04/04 - Kyoto Report
2009/04/03 - Nara Report
2009/04/03 - Yokohama Report
2009/04/02 - Tokyo Report
2009/04/02 - Kobe Report
2009/04/01 - Kyoto Report
2009/03/31 - Tokyo Report
2009/03/31 - Himeji Report
2009/03/30 - Nagoya Report
2009/03/30 - Kyoto Report
2009/03/29 - Tokyo Report
2009/03/29 - Hiroshima Report
2009/03/28 - Miyajima Report
2009/03/27 - Kagoshima Report
2009/03/26 - Tokyo Report
2009/03/26 - Nagasaki Report
2009/03/25 - Kyoto Report
2009/03/25 - Kagoshima Report
2009/03/24 - Kumamoto Report
2009/03/23 - Fukuoka Report