Japan Chronicles Part 10: Cherry Blossoms at Ueno Park

Thursday, December 03, 2015

I am taking a short break from extensive travelogues to share with you the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossoms! It was for me, a DREAM COME TRUE! I’m certain you guys are sick and tired of me saying I love Japan, but really, how could you resist saying that? Just look at the photos below of blooming Sakura trees in Ueno Park and you will surely fall in love with Japan! ^_^
Jett, Maki and I ^_^
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Thousands or even millions of people, both locals and foreign, flock Ueno Park to enjoy Hanami Viewing.


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Seeing them will make you forget all your problems. I'm not kidding! :)


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How to tell cherry blossoms from plum blossoms? The cherry blossoms have a small split at the end of each petal, while the plum blossoms don't.

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When you go to Ueno Park, or anywhere in Tokyo, don't forget to bring something to eat, drink, a ground-sheet to sit on and warm clothes for when the sun goes down. Even though it's the beginning of Spring, it could still get very cold!

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Planning a trip to experience the cherry blossoms viewing is quite tricky because the actual dates of this ‘festival’ very much depend on when Mother Nature allows the cherry blossoms to bloom. Based on my research, the safest time to go is during the first week of April. Hanami in 2016? Book it now!

For cherry blossoms forecast, check out Japan Guide website. ^_^

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