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Cherry Blossom Festival 2012

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After a hard year in Japan, the cherry blossom season is again at its peak, bringing new hopes, energy and brightening the mood of Japanese citizens and tourists.

Video source: Reuters

Below are the dates of cherry trees opening their blossoms this year according to the Japan Weather Association.

Location

 Opening

Estimated Best Viewing

Tokyo

 Opened March 31

 April 7 to 14

Kyoto

 Opened April 3

 April 7 to 18

Osaka

 Opened April 2

 April 7 to 14

Hiroshima

 Opened April 2

 April 10 to 18

Fukuoka

 Opened March 27

 April 2 to 12

Nagoya

 Opened March 30

 April 7 to 16

Yokohama

 Opened April 1

 April 8 to 16

Kanazawa

 April 8

 April 14 to 23

Sendai

 April 15

 April 19 to 27

Hirosaki

 April 27

 May 2 to 12

Hakodate

 May 4

 May 9 to 14

Sapporo

 May 5

 May 9 to 17

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6 comments

  1. avatar
    Saga

    It has begun,eh?
    To be honest I was quite surprised that it’s so late in Kyoto,the hanami opening. Understandable though,we should be glad there are openings after all. (:

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  2. avatar
    Belita

    One of the things i’m most fascinated and in love about Japan :)
    If there’s any chance i get to go there someday i’ll definitely try not to miss this ;)

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