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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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2009/04/15 - Kyoto Report


by francois

Ninnaji Temple
April 15, 2009 - beyond peak

Ninnaji Temple is an impressive temple located in western Kyoto. It is famous for its rare Omuro type of cherry trees, whose flowers open relatively late in the cherry blossom season.

This year, because of the cold weather, the cherry blossoms of the Omuro trees did not open much later than the majority of other cherry trees. The recent rain has also caused many of the flowers of the Omuro trees to fall. Because of the density of trees, and also because of various other late blooming trees, there is still a decent amount of cherry blossom viewing opportunities available at the temple. However, the cherry blossom season at Omuro is well beyond its peak.

A photographer in a grove of Omuro Cherry Trees, a pagoda in the background
Blossoms of Omuro Cherry Trees
Omuro Cherry Trees
A variety of tree with green cherry blossoms

Heian Shrine
April 15, 2009 - petals starting to fall

Behind Heian Shrine is a Japanese landscape garden that has paid admission. It has hundreds of weeping cherry trees (shidare-zakura).

The blossoms of the shidare trees have reached full bloom and have only just started to lose their petals. They are still quite an impressive sight. Many of the other cherry trees that had bloomed earlier are now completely green. As the weeping cherry trees are much more numerous than the other trees, it is a good time to visit Heian Shrine to view the cherry blossoms, and should remain so for a couple more days.

A large weeping cherry tree surrounded by walking paths
Blossoms at the garden
Cherry trees alongside a pond

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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