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Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)

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The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. There are many dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of which bloom for just a couple of days in spring. The Japanese celebrate that time of the year with hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blooming trees.

Guide to Cherry Blossom Viewing:

2014 Cherry Blossom Reports
May 9
Hakodate
May 8
Matsumae
May 1
Hirosaki
April 30
Kakunodate
April 24
Kitakami
April 23
Mt. Fuji
April 23
Morioka
April 22
Aizu
April 19
Matsushima
April 17
Takato
April 16
Sendai
April 16
Matsumoto
see all reports - see 2013 reports - schedule of upcoming reports

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Cherry Blossom Special Tours 2014
On our cherry blossom tours, we will take you to gardens and parks known to be the best places to view cherry blossoms.

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