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Cherry Blossom Report 2009

This is the official cherry blossom report for 2009. Please visit also our guide to cherry blossoms for more general information and forecasts.

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2009/04/13 - Kanazawa Report

by francois

Kenrokuen Garden
April 13, 2009 - petals starting to fall

Kenrokuen Garden is a large garden in the middle of Kanazawa. It is regarded as one of the best examples of Japanese gardens. There are many types of cherry tree inside the garden, including Somei Yoshino, Yamazakura, Edo Higan and other cherry tree varieties.

The cherry trees inside Kenrokuen are at full bloom, and it is the ideal time for viewing them. Many gusts of winds take a flurry of petals with them, referred to as hanafubuki in Japanese. The crowds were quite dense today.

At one of the entrances to Kenrokuen Garden
Cherry Blossoms at Kenrokuen
Gardeners at work under the cherry trees

Utatsuyama Park
April 13, 2009 - full bloom

Utatsuyama Park is a large park located east of the Higashi Chaya District, stretching across the Utatsu Mountain. There are about 500 cherry trees spread out across the park.

The cherry trees at Utatsuyama Park are presently at full bloom. Today there was a moderate number of cherry blossom viewing parties (hanami) being held around the mountain. Because the trees are spread out and the park is quite big, the area was not very crowded despite a significant amount of visitors.

One of Utatsuyama's three shrines
Petals at the shrine
People enjoying cherry blossom viewing parties
Some cherry trees along the mountainside

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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