03 Nov Sakura Season (Cherry Blossom)
One of my favorite seasons in Japan is spring. Why? I am from a tropical weather country (El Salvador) and I lo……..ve it. In Japan the weather starts to warm up and the flowers and trees start to blossom. Early March the temperatures are around 10 °C (50° F) with warmer weather in the 20 °C (67 °F) range.
Sakura season (Cherry Blossom). Beautiful trees with pink and round-shaped flowers with different peak and full bloom dates for around one week. The blossoms are said to be the most beautiful in the final stage as the white and pink petals gently float to the ground. It is great that Sakura trees bloom on different dates according the weather conditions and region in Japan (Track the blooming sakura here).
It is always one activity I schedule with friends to see Sakura trees and take photographs. Japanese people have one day off to enjoy a picnic with family and friends. For many of them the blooming of the cherry blossom trees symbolizes human life, transience and nobleness.
If somebody invites you to “hanami,” that person means “flowers viewing”.
Students of a private institute performing under sakura trees.
Since the blooms only last few days, you will need to be ready to move to your favorite viewing spots before you miss it. Japan Guide has a nice list of some of the top spots for cherry blossom viewing.
(Carolina R. is a wonderful joy-bringer and genuinely cares for people. She blesses others with kindness and greetings)