In Japan, there are two major flowering seasons throughout the year, namely the cherry blossom season and the maple leaf foliage season. The cherry blossoms all over the mountains and the red maple leaves all over the mountains are so beautiful. When the cherry blossom season starts in spring, tourists from all over the world are there. You can catch a glimpse of the glorious season through the flowers. It's a romantic time of year in Japan during cherry blossom season...
Everything grows, the cherry blossoms on the other side bloom quietly, and the cherry blossoms bloom once a year. Go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms with your favorite person, stroll through the quaint streets, and walk through all the sacred places for cherry blossoms. Because Japan is an island country, taking a cherry blossom cruise around the five islands of Japan, from south to north, looking for cherry blossoms in various places is the most convenient way to travel.
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2022 Cherry Blossom Forecast: Begin 3/14, Peak 3/22
The flowering season in Kanto has always been earlier than Kansai. If you are impatient and want to enjoy cherry blossoms, you can choose the Tokyo and Mount Fuji route and stroll through the streets of Tokyo. In the cracks between the tall modern buildings, you will find that flamboyant pink. In spring, Tokyo is painted with a romantic color by pink cherry blossoms. There are countless cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo. The branches of cherry blossoms on both sides of the road are interlaced and woven into a dreamy "cherry blossom tunnel", and the river is dyed pink by the falling cherry blossoms.
Shinjuku Gyoen is Tokyo's largest park combining Japanese and French gardens. It is located in the city center and covers an area of approximately 58 hectares. There are 75 varieties and 1500 cherry blossoms. Different varieties of cherry blossoms bloom like a relay race, making the flowering period here relatively long for one month.
Like the cherry blossoms, Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan. When the cherry blossoms bloom, whether you are sitting in a sea of cherry blossoms at Sengen Shrine, or taking a cruise in Lake Kawaguchi, Mount Fuji is there and will never grow old. In Lake Kawaguchi, there are also many hot spring hotels. With the chic floor-to-ceiling windows, you can not only enjoy the comfortable hot springs, but also enjoy the cherry blossoms.
Kansai is a healing spot for cherry blossom viewing. There are countless scenic spots here, full of ancient charm. Strolling in Kansai, where the cherry blossoms are flying, shrines, temples, streets, parks, every place is worth your stay, and every place is the most beautiful background. Put on a kimono, walk in Osaka Castle Park, purify your soul at Daigo Temple in Kyoto, go to Gion to meet a geisha, hold his hand, and watch the night cherry blossoms along Shirakawa. In Nara Park, change into another set of your favorite kimono and dance with the deer among the cherry blossoms in the sky. If you are energetic, you can also climb Yoshino Mountain and watch the shock of thousands of trees.
2022 Cherry Blossom Forecast: Begin 3/16, Peak 3/26
Kyoto is the only cherry blossom viewing spot you can't miss. There are dark brown quaint temples, vermilion tranquil shrines, and small trains slowly driving through ancient houses. All these scenery are set off by a large group of cherry blossoms. The gentle atmosphere makes you feel the style of the ancient capital under the cherry blossoms.
The Randen Sakura Tunnel is the most attractive way for people to go to Arashiyama. The Sakura Tunnel is located between Utano and Narutaki on the Randen Kitano Line. The two sides of the tram are covered with cherry blossoms, just like the tunnels of cherry blossoms entered. You can also climb to the top of Arashiyama to overlook the sky full of cherry blossoms.
There are two ways to enjoy cherry blossoms, one is to enjoy the cherry blossoms quietly, and the other is to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Playing with the deer under the cherry trees is the most popular way to enjoy the cherry blossoms in Japan. The deer are more charming and lovely, and Nara is the gathering place of the deer.
Mount Yoshino in Nara is famous for its cherry blossoms, and the cherry blossoms here have the reputation of "Japan's first cherry blossoms". There are 30,000 cherry trees covered. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, how can it be a beautiful word!
2022 Cherry Blossom Forecast: Begin 3/19, Peak 3/28
Osaka is a romantic city as well as a gourmet capital. The most iconic experience in Osaka is to stroll under the sakura trees with the aroma of delicious food, and to overlook the city of Osaka from the Tenshukaku in Osaka Castle Park, and have a panoramic view of the gorgeous cherry blossoms of Osaka Castle.
The Osaka Mint is another famous cherry blossom viewing spot. There is a 560-meter-long cherry blossom avenue here. Visitors can witness up to 134 kinds of cherry blossoms. The main variety is the double cherry blossoms. The flowering period is relatively late, in mid-April.
2022 Cherry Blossom Forecast: Begin 4/22, Peak 4/27
The cherry blossom season in Hokkaido is from late April to early May. If you miss the cherry blossom season in April in other cities in Japan, welcome the tail end of spring and choose to come to Hokkaido, the last stop on the Japanese cherry blossom front.
Sapporo Matsumae Park, Matsumae-cho has more than 10,000 cherry trees of 250 species, and is called the land of sakura. The Matsumae Cherry Blossom Festival starts at the end of April every year. It is said that there are more than 250 kinds of cherry blossoms planted here, so you can slowly enjoy the cherry blossoms for up to a month.
The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is located in the Kennin Temple area, which has the longest history in Kyoto (built in the 13th century). The winding path leads to the secluded, and after walking across the glass bridge along the path, you come to a quiet oasis full of poetic and artistic flavor, which is exactly the same as the Suzhou gardens.
Suilan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a typical Japanese courtyard style. It adopts Japanese-style gardening method, the center of the hotel is the courtyard, and the buildings are cleverly scattered in the courtyard. The rooms are "L"-shaped and half-enclose the courtyard, and the rooms can enjoy the Japanese courtyard or the view of Oyan River and Arashiyama at any time.
As a traditional Japanese building, this hotel has a history of one hundred years. As a resort of the royal family and nobles, Arashiyama has seasonal scenery to watch, such as cherry blossoms in spring, lush green leaves in summer, red maples in autumn, and water birds in winter. All these beautiful views can be seen from the comfortable guest rooms.
The most beautiful thing about the hotel is that the cherry blossoms bloom together in April each year, and the scenery is extremely shocking. Visitors can enjoy the unobstructed view of cherry blossoms in the hotel. Don't worry about the crowded people, take a leisurely and quiet rest in the garden to enjoy the flowers without interruption.
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