Japanese Culture

How to Best Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms are important in Japan – The Japanese even hold flower viewing festivals to appreciate the bloom. In Japan, cherry blossoms are not just any other flower that blooms during fall; it also holds a great significance. It looks immaculately exquisite during the fall, but its life is short-lived.

This is the main reason why in Japan, cherry blossoms remind them of the beauty of life and mortality and the splendor of both life and death.

Hanami: The Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival

Every time these cherry blossoms bloom in Japan, people hold grand festivities where they spend their hours picnicking and socializing. All these activities are done as it gives them a better view to appreciate their beauty fully.

Cherry blossoms in Japan are located all around the country so that you can enjoy ” Hanami” in different parts of Japan. You should not miss this event.

If you plan to go to Japan yourself and would like to experience this, we have a few tips. Email us with questions!

Viewing Guide: Enjoying the Cherry Blossoms

The flowers bloom in slightly different periods depending on region, but they typically bloom from around January to May. The different climates and weather conditions all over Japan also make the hues of the petals slightly different. In Tohoku Region located in the North, for instance, cherry blossom colors are more intense. So if you truly want to experience authentic Japanese viewing festivals with friends and family.

Mt. Yoshino

Mount Yoshino is actually considered a World Heritage site. There, you will be able to see at least 30,000 cherry blossoms in full bloom during April. Not only is the scenery from Mt. Yoshino impeccable and breathtaking, but it also provides you with a 360-degree view.

On a Yakatabune on the Sumida River

The Yakatabune is a pleasure boat in Japan. People enjoy dining and partying in this boat during viewing festivals. Riding a boat while eating remarkable food and enjoying the view? Don’t mind if I do!

Hot springs in Okuhida Onsen-go

Okuhida Onsen-go is a known hot springs area in Japan. In some areas, people are given a breathtaking. Cherry trees are placed in a row along the mountain stream so that hot springs enthusiasts can treat themselves.

Beneath the cherry trees


This is the old-fashioned way – picnicking, drinking, and making lovely conversations under the cherry blossoms is also equally excellent. There are plenty of specific locations. Just make sure that you pay attention to the yearly weather broadcasts.

There are plenty of fantastic ways to enjoy the view of the cherry blossoms. You can try modern and sophisticated ideas like riding a boat or skiing. You can even stick to the traditional ways of embracing the event. What matters is what makes you connect most to this beautiful plant.

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