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Enjoy the Beautiful Cherry Blossom on Your Japan Holiday in April

By Flamingo Transworld on Jan 24, 2015
Themes:  Interesting Facts  Nature & Wildlife  | Category: Places To Visit | Country:  Japan

Japan, a tiny Asian country, yet a significant and the most prosperous in the world. The characters that make up Japan’s name mean “sun-origin”, which is why Japan is often referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Japan is well-known for the Technology and its Automobile Industries.

Japan offers a wide range of attractions, from historical and cultural treasures to modern and futuristic sights and beautiful forests, mountains and sea coasts. But the most beautiful thing known to everybody about being Japan is the CHERRY BLOSSOM.

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The Culture of Japan is always blossoming. JAPAN SPRINGTIME IS VERY MUCH MAGICAL!!!!!! From March end to mid-April or early May, the country’s iconic Sakura attracts the attention of Tourist and locals, as their beautiful pink flowers blanket the country in soft, colorful splendor.

The CHERRY BLOSSOM (sakura) is Japan’s unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated like a festival since long and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. There are many varieties of cherry trees in Japan, most of which bloom for just a couple of days in spring. If you are thinking to travel to Japan, you must choose the springtime which is for sure one of the most exceptional natural events in the calendar. Hanami, is the annual Japanese custom of enjoying the blooming after the winter weather subsides.

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The Flower viewing custom has been started in the Nara Period. This event event was celebrated to welcome the New Year’s harvest while marking the beginning of the rice planting season. It belonged to Japanese royalty and upper class first, then afterwards Hanami spread to all citizens in the early 1600’s. It has been still so very popular and Tourist from all over the World, visit during this period.

Cherry blossoms bloom throughout the country, but there are a few cities famous for their Hanami festivals. The Hirosaki castle town, where Sakura-matsuri festival happens, is one remarkable Japanese city renowned for its bountiful cherry blossoms that attracts people from everywhere. Also, Nara is famous for Yoshino-yama, a mountain with over 30,000 cherry trees that is considered to be the best viewing spot in all of Japan. Another famous City, Osaka where there is interesting cherry blossom viewing tunnel at the Japan Mint which takes place every April. It is opened to the Visitors for one week so that they may enjoy the best view of cherry blossom trees.


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There are over 100 varieties of trees which bloom at the Japan Mint tunnel, giving visitors a perfect opportunity to view different varieties of the flowers. Finally, if your trip heads you to Tokyo during spring time, don’t forget to explore the Ueno Park where 1,200 blossoming cherry trees burst to life. Also take a look at one of Ueno Park’s museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, National Science Museum, and Japan’s first zoological garden.

Ueno Park’s, Tokyo

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No matter where your travel arrangements lead you, a visit to any number of cherry blossom festivals in Japan is guaranteed to be a joyful occasion that pinpoints the cleansing of the mind and new beginnings.

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