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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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2009/03/29 - Hiroshima Report


by scott

Hiroshima Peace Park
March 28, 2009 - opening (10-50%)

The Hiroshima Peace Park is a large park located in central Hiroshima City, which was built to memorialize those who died during the atomic bombing and as a testament towards world peace. There are about 300 cherry trees planted around the park.

While some of the cherry trees are planted along the paths through the park, most of the cherry trees are planted along the riverbank. This has become a popular area to hold cherry blossom viewing parties (hanami).

The cherry trees around the peace park have recently opened and it will be at least a few more days before they reach full bloom. Cool weather and a chance of rain are forecast for the next few days which may delay the opening of all the blossoms.

Hiroshima Peace Park
Hiroshima Peace Park

Hiroshima Castle
March 28, 2009 - opening (10-50%)

Hiroshima Castle is a reconstructed castle located in central Hiroshima City. There are about 450 cherry trees planted around the castle grounds.

The cherry trees are scattered throughout the grounds with most of them planted along the walls near the castle. The area along the walls is a popular place to hold cherry blossom viewing parties (hanami).

The cherry trees around Hiroshima Castle have just opened and will take at least a few more days before they reach full bloom. The weather forecast calls for cool weather and a chance of rain over the next few days which may delay their complete opening.

Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Castle
Along the walls of the castle

Shukkeien Garden
March 28, 2009 - opening (10-50%)

Shukkeien Garden is a large landscape garden located in central Hiroshima City. There are about 200 cherry trees located around the garden.

Cherry trees can be found along the path around the garden, however most of the trees are located around the central lawn near the garden's entrance, as well as around a large lawn where the garden meets the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art. It is possible to hold small cherry blossom viewing parties in these areas.

The cherry trees around the garden have recently opened and will not reach full bloom for at least another few days. There is cool weather and a chance of rain forecast for the next few days which may delay the full opening of the trees. There are also a number of other varieties of cherry trees around the park in various states of opening.

Lawn area of Shukkeien Garden
Shukkeien Garden
Area of the garden behind the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Hijiyama Park
March 29, 2009 - opening (10-50%)

Hijiyama Park is a large city park in central Hiroshima City. It is located south of Hiroshima Station and covers a hill overlooking the city. There are about 1300 cherry trees planted around the park.

Hijiyama Park is more like a forest with a road that leads around the top of the park. Along this road are various lookout points and small areas of lawn where cherry trees have been planted. These are popular spots to hold cherry blossom viewing parties (hanami).

The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, also located in Hijiyama Park, has a large field that is popular for holding viewing parties, however there are not as many cherry trees planted here as around other areas of the park.

The cherry trees around Hijiyama Park have recently opened and it will be at least another few days before they reach full bloom. The weather forecast for the next few days calls for cool weather and a chance of rain which may delay the full opening of the cherry blossoms around Hijiyama Park.

Hijiyama Park
Hijiyama Park
Grounds near the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art

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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