"Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms" Tokyo-to Things to Do Tip by Sharrie

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  Sakura in Ueno Park, Tokyo
by Sharrie

Of the many times I've been to Japan, imho, the most memorable & beautiful time is in Spring time!

Spring is in the air...
Love is in the air...
Everything is renewed & in growth...
New beginnings...
What a wonderful time of the year!
Especially in Japan!

One of my very favorite flowers of all time is the Cherry Blossoms.
They are delightful & precious...
Such a short lifespan & yet so highly regarded by the Japanese & everyone who's lucky to have seen them in their lifetimes.

To see cherry blossoms in most part of Honshu & Kyushu, it's best to go around end March to mid-April (the season is getting earlier each year it seems!). For Hokkaido, it's probably later by a week or two.

The most beautiful ones I've seen were in Kyoto area. The temples somehow brought out the best of the views!

On this trip, I was fortunate enough to see sakura in wilderness. Thanks to my friends Atsuko & Dimitris.

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  • Written Apr 13, 2004
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