"Cherry Blossom Viewing (Hanami)" Japan Things to Do Tip by Teamfast

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Cherry Blossoms(Sakura)bloom around the springtime.Sakura are line up rows after rows in parks,river banks,castle moats,and lakes,making it a truly beautiful sight.Sakuras last for about a week:Samurai saw them a similarity to their own lives,they end so suddenly,with their totl commitment to the shoguns.The first ones appear in Okinawa in February,the spreads across Japan,reaching Hokkaido in early May.The best place to see them are in Mt.Yoshino near Kyoto,Ueno Park in Tokyo and Hirusaki in Amori prefecture.Prefect for sedate viewers,lovers,and people who wanna fun drinking sake,singing and relaxing.

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  • Written Apr 10, 2007
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