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Cherry blossom season has coming. It is 9 days earlier than average year. Full bloom is expecting March 25th to 31st, according to the latest weather report. Hope you have chance to appreciate beautiful cherry blossom in this spring.
Many people visit from the world in this season, the end of March to early April and looking forward to see the blooms. I would like many people have chance to appreciate the blooms. We call hanami which means seeing and appreciate cherry blossom blooms. Hanami has been a traditional season event from 1300 years ago. There are many historical stories related to cherry blossoms in this country.
It is beautiful to see the blooms under soft sunlight during the day, but it is also fabulous to see them in the evening. Most of the trees are lit up in the park and makes the blooms show beautiful. It is dream like atmosphere.
People enjoy picnic under the trees which is annual event for us. We bring food, sweets and drinks with picnic mats and enjoy eating and drinking there. People do the picnic during the day and also in the evenings. Grown ups enjoy drinking and eventually some young people are drunken. Japanese people are not really make a fuss, but you may encounter in this season.
I recommend you, Japan visitors to join the local hanami-picnic. You can get disposable picnic mats, paper plates and cutleries in 100 yen shops, and there are many options for food and drinks in food stores. Grab those staffs and lay the mat down under tree. Then, enjoy your hanami-party, like we do. Hope you have memorable day!