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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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2009/04/16 - Fuji Five Lakes Report

by schauwecker

Fuji Five Lakes
April 16, 2009 - full bloom

The Fuji Five Lake region offers the spectacular opportunity of viewing cherry blossoms in combination with Mount Fuji. Lake Kawaguchi is particularly popular, not only because it is the easiest accessible of the five lakes, but also because there are quite a lot of cherry trees planted along its shores.

Many trees around Lake Kawaguchi are currently in full bloom, especially the Somei Yoshino trees with their particularly beautiful, intense appearance. There are also many trees of the Yamazakura variety, which tend to be somewhat more advanced than the Somei Yoshino, starting to drop considerable numbers of petals.

The best time to view and photograph the cherry blossoms around Lake Kawaguchi is in the early mornings. Visibility tends to be better in the mornings than later during the day, and it is not unusual for Mount Fuji to hide itself in clouds even on sunny days. Furthermore, mornings come with more favorable light conditions for photo taking.

Cherry Blossoms at Lake Kawaguchi
Cherry Blossoms in full bloom
Mount Fuji from the Chureito Pagoda

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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