2017/04/14

2017/04/14 - Yoshino Report

This year's cherry blossom season has been developing nicely, with many spots in southern and central Japan already in full bloom and beyond. One spot that is traditionally later to develop however is the most famous...
2017/04/10

2017/04/10 - Yoshino Report

Today, I head to Japan's most famous cherry blossom spot, Mount Yoshinoyama in Nara Prefecture. There are about 30,000 cherry trees planted on the mountain slopes and many of them are of the Yamazakura variety.Rain...
2016/04/12

2016/04/12 - Yoshino Report

Today I headed down to Mount Yoshino (Yoshinoyama) in Nara Prefecture to follow up on Raina's report from April 5th. The area is one of Japan's best cherry blossom spots as the town's mountainslopes are covered in...
2016/04/05

2016/04/05 - Yoshino Report

We are now midway through the cherry blossom season, and many of the cherry trees in the cities from Kyushu to the Kanto Region have reached full bloom (mankai). This week is the best viewing period for many of the...
2015/04/14

2015/04/14 - Yoshino Report

As the cherry blossom season is ramping up in Tohoku this week, the Kansai Region, including places like Kyoto and Osaka, are reaching the end of the season...
2015/04/07

2015/04/07 - Yoshino Report

Today I spend another wet day checking out the cherry blossoms around Mount Yoshino (Yoshinoyama) in Nara Prefecture which is arguable one of...
2014/04/14

2014/04/14 - Yoshino Report

Sean went to Yoshinoyama four days ago and reported that while the blossom petals at the bottom of the mountain had started to fall, the flowers towards the top were...
2014/04/10

2014/04/10 - Yoshino Report

The year's cherry blossom season gradually shifts north and the cherry trees are beginning to bear flowers in the Tohoku Region. In...
2013/04/09

2013/04/09 - Yoshino Report

Yoshinoyama in Nara Prefecture is arguably the most well-known cherry blossom spot in all of Japan. On the northern slopes of the...
2012/04/16

2012/04/16 - Yoshino Report

With 30,000 trees and a history stretching back more than a thousand years, Mount Yoshino or Yoshinoyama is Japan's most celebrated cherry blossom spot. The mountain is divided into four sections from bottom to top: Shimosenbon...
2011/04/13

2011/04/13 - Yoshino Report

Today I took a day trip to Yoshinoyama (Mount Yoshino), one of the most famous cherry blossom spots in Japan. About 30,000 cherry trees are distributed along the mountainside, and...
2011/04/08

2011/04/08 - Yoshino Report

Today I made the trek out to Yoshinoyama (Mount Yoshino) in Nara Prefecture. Mount Yoshino is one of Japan's most famous cherry blossom spots and lends its name to the country's predominant somei yoshino cherry blossom variety...