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What month do cherry blossoms bloom in Japan?

Springtime in Japan is nothing less than magical. From late March to mid-April, or even early May, the country’s iconic sakura (cherry blossoms) capture the attention of visitors and locals as their beautiful flowers blanket the country in soft pink splendor.

What date is cherry blossom in Japan?

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Opening Date Est. Best Viewing*
Tokyo Opened: March 14 March 23 to 30
Nagoya Opened: March 17 March 24 to April 1
Yokohama Opened: March 17 March 24 to 31
Kanazawa Opened: March 23 March 27 to April 4

Are cherry blossoms blooming in Japan now?

In 2022, cherry blossoms are expected to open around March 15 in Tokyo. In 2021, Tokyo’s cherry blossom season officially began on March 14, when flowers opened on a Somei-Yoshino cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine. This was the earliest ever bloom in Tokyo. Cherry blossoms in Japan bloom for about a week.

Is there cherry blossom in Japan in April?

The most common type of cherry blossoms in Japan is Somei Yoshino which in Tokyo and many cities in Japan, the peak season for viewing is for about a week from late March to early April. Because there are several amazing spots where you can enjoy late blooming cherry blossoms around mid April to even early May.

What do Japanese cherry blossoms symbolize?

Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall. Hanami literally means “watching blossoms,” and the tradition can be traced back at least a thousand years.

How does the song Sakura reflect Japanese culture?

This old Japanese song was originally known as Saita Sakura. Sakura, which translates to “Cherry Blossom,” is about the Japanese cherry tree. The cherry tree represents beauty, peace and joy in the Japanese culture.

How do you see the cherry blossoms in Japan?

Japan’s cherry blossom season famously begins in April and lasts for around two weeks. The best places to see the blush-tinted blooms are in Maruyama Park, Mount Yishino, Himeji Castle and Fuji Five Lakes.