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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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2009/03/30 - Nagoya Report


by schauwecker

Nagoya Castle
March 30, 2009 - opening (10-50%)

Many somei yoshino trees, several weeping cherry trees and small numbers of less commonly seen cherry tree varieties are planted around the pleasant park and along the moats of Nagoya Castle.

In the main citadel (honmaru), reconstruction works have started on the former palace buildings, which are scheduled to be re-erected by 2018. But most other areas of the castle park are not affected by the construction work.

Most trees around the castle are currently opening, but need an estimated 2 to 5 more days to reach full bloom. Only the 5-petaled weeping cherry trees (shidare-zakura) near the main gate are already in full bloom, while their pinker cousins with more than five petals (beni-shidare-zakura) have only just started to open.

Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle - most trees are less than 50% open
Nagoya Castle - Weeping cherry trees around the main gate

Yamazakigawa Riverside
March 30, 2009 - opening (10-50%)

The Shikinomichi ("Path of Four Seasons") along Nagoya's Yamazaki River is justifiably designated as one of Japan's 100 best cherry blossom spots. The river is lined by hundreds of cherry trees for nearly a kilometer.

Less than a third of the blossoms along Yamazaki River have opened so far, and it is likely to take 3 to 7 more days until full bloom is reached.

Yamazakigawa Riverside
Yamazakigawa Riverside
Yamazakigawa Riverside

Tsuruma Park
March 30, 2009 - approaching full bloom (50-80%)

Tsuruma Park (Tsuruma Koen) is probably Nagoya's most popular city park for cherry blossom viewing. The public park in central Nagoya offers many food stands and space for cherry blossom viewing parties under the trees.

The grove of cherry trees near the park's main entrance has almost reached full bloom, while the more exposed trees in the open area of the park still have less than half of their blossoms open.

Tsuruma Park
Tsuruma Park
Tsuruma Park - Trees approaching full bloom

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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