Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Hanami!  (part one)

When I was in second grade, our teacher had been to Japan and she wanted us to sing “Sakura” (Cherry Blossoms) in a program for our parents.  The Japanese syllables meant nothing to us, but we learned the melody and were impressed by her photos of beautiful pink blossoms.  Since then, I had always wanted to see the cherry trees in bloom.
Cherry Blossom Time Japan

Spring in Japan is nothing short of spectacular.  The people welcome the pink blooms with festivals, grilling outside with their families, and lots of sake!

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Cherry Blossom Time Japan

If you are going to be in Japan in the coming weeks, you will want to go to the Japan National Tourism Official Guide website and see when the cherry blossoms will come to you.

Cherry Blossom Time Japan

Devon is planning on attending some Hanami festivals in her area, and she is going to take some photos and write a post all about it.  So stay tuned!  And for now, here’s a couple of shots to whet your appetite!

Cherry Blossom Time Japan


Have you been to a cherry blossom festival in Japan?


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I have been to Japan 4x and it was all during the summer. Going here during cheryy blossom time is still high on my travel wish list. I can’t even begin to imagine the atmosphere and just the sheer beauty of all those trees.

  2. No I haven’t but after being there in Autumn we fully intend returning one April. Lovely photos. I look forward to more!

  3. I’ve never been to a Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. These pictures are so pretty. I guess for the time being I’ll have to be content with checking out the cherry blossom festivals near where I live. There are two that I know in the state of Georgia.

  4. Beautiful photos! We haven’t been to Japan yet, but I’ve been to some Cherry Blossom fest in the US and Chile. It really changes the whole area when these trees are in bloom.

  5. I’ve been to Japan but never for cherry blossom season, what a wonderful time I thin to be there. Perhaps one year I’ll make it, in the meantime I will be inspired by your amazing photos. Looking forward to more.

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