CHERRY BLOSSOMS GUIDE IN EXPLORING JAPAN THIS 2017

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One of Japan’s most coveted natural occurrences is their Hanami season. A lot would go flying to visit Japan and experience Hanami or the Cherry Blossoms season.

We have served you a list of best Hanami spots in Osaka, Nara and Kobe last 2015, and this year, we are going to roll out the bloom forecast in order for you to plot out your visit well.

The cherry blossom viewing season has already begun in some other parts of Japan. In most cases the bloom season starts at the Southern regions of Okinawa, and shall move upwards, towards prefectures in Japan’s higher elevation like Hokkaido in the coming months.

Be enchanted by these splendid blooms this coming Spring Season and make sure to take note of our schedule.

OKINAWA JAPAN

Schedule: Mid-January to mid –February

Best bloom spot: Nago Chuop Park, Nakijin Castle, Yogi Park, Sakura No Mori Forest Park

Okinawa is considered to have the earliest bloom among other parts of Japan. Tourists and locals alike visit Okinawa to experience Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossoms Festival, which boasts off almost 7,000 beautiful cherry blossom trees.

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photo source: tokyoweekeneder.com

FUKUOKA, JAPAN

Schedule: Mid- March to First week of April

Best bloom spots: Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Nishi Park, Fukuoka Castle, Atago Shrine

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Photo source: fukuokapintofsleep.blogspot.com

OSAKA, JAPAN

Schedule: Last week of March till mid-April

Best bloom spots: Osaka Castle Park, Osaka Mint Bureau, Osaka University, Kema Skuranomiya

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Photo source: Japan-guide.com

NARA, JAPAN

Last week of March till mid-April

Best bloom spots: Nara Park, Heijo Palace, Nara deer park, Mt. Yoshino

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Photo source: www.insiderjourneys.com.au

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN

Last week of March till mid-April

Best bloom spots:Peace Park, Hiroshima Castle, Shukkein Garden

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photo source: wikimedia.org

KYOTO, JAPAN

Schedule: Early to mid April

Best bloom spots: Kyoto Gosho, Shirakawa, Maruyama, Heian Shrine, The Philosopher’s path

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Photo source: keywordsuggest.org

KOBE

Schedule: Last week to mid-April

Best bloom spots: Kobe Park, Shukugawa Koen, Kobe park

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Photo source: hansnagl.com

TOKYO

Schedule: Last week of March till mid-April

Best bloom spots: Shinjuku Garden, Ueno Park, Sumida Park, Yoyogi Park, Chidorigafuchi Park

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Photo source: more-sky.com

FUKUSHIMA

Schedule: Mid to late April

Best bloom spots: Hnamiyama Park, Shinobuyama Park

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HOKKAIDO

Schedule: Last week of April till first week of May

Best bloom spots: Hakodate Goryokaku, Matsumame Castle, Odori Park

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About the Author

Ed Lorenzo is a PR and Marketing practitionaer who loves fashion, photography and traveling. Follow him on instagram and twitter @edryanlorenzo to get to know more of his sojourn.

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