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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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2009/04/14 - Kobe Report

by francois

Sumaura Park
April 14, 2009 - beyond peak

Sumaura Park is located west of central Kobe. It consists of an upper area and a lower area. The upper area leads up a mountain, the lower area is flat along the mountain's base. There are approximately 3600 cherry trees between the two areas.

There are very few cherry blossoms on the trees in the lower area. There is probably very little time left for the few cherry blossoms that remain. Only a handful of trees still have significant number of flowers. For somewhat better flowers, it is possible to go to the upper area of the park, though it is still significantly beyond peak.

Cherry trees in the lower area are now mostly green
A few remaining flowers on a tree in the lower area
Trees are somewhat better along the mountain
Cherry blossoms in the upper area

Oji Zoo
April 14, 2009 - end of season

Oji Zoo has about 480 cherry trees lining the paths between the various animal exhibitions. When they are in bloom they make an impressive canopy.

There is little left of the cherry blossom season at Oji Zoo. The flowers that once hung impressively overhead are now trampled over, as thousands of petals now cover the paths. Very few petals are still on the trees, and soon the ones on the ground will be swept away.

Leafy cherry trees beside the zoo's elephant area
A couple of flowers left on the branch
Cherry blossom petals cover the zoo's walking paths
Leafy boughs of a cherry tree at the zoo's entrance

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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