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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 - Osaka Report


by francois

Osaka Mint Bureau
April 15, 2009 - full bloom

The Osaka Mint Bureau is the headquarters of a government agency; Japan Mint. However, it is also famous for being a popular site for cherry blossom viewing. There are 348 trees of 126 different varieties at the Mint, most of which are late-blooming. The trees line a long lane, and as such seem to make a "tunnel" for cherry blossom viewing.

Today was the first day of the opening of the Osaka Mint Bureau to the public for cherry blossom viewing. It will be open until the 21st. The cherry trees are presently at about full bloom, with few petals having fallen to the ground. However, since there is such a wide variety of trees, the development of the flowers can vary significantly from tree to tree. The crowds were very dense today, from the exit of the metro station all the way to the Mint.

People walk through the tunnel of cherry trees
A white variety of cherry blossoms in front of a pink variety
A steady stream of cherry blossom viewers pass the cherry trees

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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