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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Hanami In Japan

Japanese cherry blossom festival is always attractive to many people to admire the picturesque scenery during the festival. Moreover, cherry blossom is considered a symbol of Japan, and Japanese cherry blossom festival is to honor this particular flower. Every year, from the end of March to early April, when the cherry blossoms bloom, Japanese cherry blossom festival is held, called Hanami. Also, this is an opportunity to have fun, organize parties, drink wine, sing and take pictures under beautiful cherry blossoms. So, in this article, All Know-How will introduce the most famous Japanese cherry blossom festival – Hanami as a suggestion for your family’s vacation.

Cherry blossom is considered a symbol of Japan
Cherry blossom is considered a symbol of Japan

Introduction About the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Hanami

Hanami becomes a Japanese national holiday and is an indispensable feature in Japanese culture
Hanami becomes a Japanese national holiday and is an indispensable feature in Japanese culture

 

Starting from the end of March to early April, cherry blossoms all over Japan bloom for about two weeks.
Starting from the end of March to early April, cherry blossoms all over Japan bloom for about two weeks.

Hanami is the compound word from “Hana” – “flower” and “Mi” – “to watch”. Hanami means “ to admire or to contemplate flowers” and this is also the name of the most famous Japanese cherry blossom festival. Besides, this festival has a long history of thousands of years. Now, it becomes a Japanese national holiday and is an indispensable feature in Japanese culture.

Starting from the end of March to early April, cherry blossoms all over Japan bloom for about two weeks. This time is considered to be the best time to enjoy the beauty of flowers and feel the coming spring. Besides, the Hanami festival lasts day and night for about 2 weeks.

canopies of the cherry blossom trees are full of their flowers everywhere, brightening the sky
canopies of the cherry blossom trees are full of their flowers everywhere, brightening the sky

The canopies of the cherry blossom trees are full of their flowers everywhere, brightening the sky. Additionally, in the cold weather, the wind blows various petals of the cherry blossoms. They dance in the wind, creating a beautiful scene which vibrates the people’s soul. Read more Korea Cherry Blossom festivals

Activities During The Festival

 People gather under the canopies of the trees with full of cherry blossoms and have lots of activities with their family
People gather under the canopies of the trees with full of cherry blossoms and have lots of activities with their family

 

The Japanese often prepare their own traditional dishes such as sushi, bento during the festival
The Japanese often prepare their own traditional dishes such as sushi, bento during the festival

People gather under the canopies of the trees with full of cherry blossoms, organize outdoor parties, eat, talk and sing together day and night. Furthermore, the Japanese often prepare their own traditional dishes such as sushi, bento. More especially, a kind of wine in use during their contemplating the flowers is Hanamizake.

 We can easily see the image of Japanese girls in a traditional kimono under the cherry blossoms
We can easily see the image of Japanese girls in a traditional kimono under the cherry blossoms

 

Or families joke together
Or families joke together

At the festival, we can easily see feature images. They include Japanese girls in a traditional kimono under the cherry blossoms, or families joke together. All make an outstanding mark for the most Japanese cherry blossom festival.

Where To Have The Best View Of The Cherry Blossoms

1. Sumida Park

The most appropriate time is from mid-March to mid-April. Besides, there are also some other cherry blossom festivals on 24th, 26th March, and 1st and 2nd April.

A row of cherry blossom trees along the lake in Sumida Park
A row of cherry blossom trees along the lake in Sumida Park

 

The charming beauty of cherry blossom here attracts anyone who loves festival
The charming beauty of cherry blossom here attracts anyone who loves festival

2. Ueno Park

With a thousand cherry blossom trees, when they bloom, the whole park seems to wear a pink coat. Also, the best time to visit is from the end of March to the beginning of April.

A corner of cherry blossoms in Ueno park
A corner of cherry blossoms in Ueno park

 

Ueno park attracts lots of people to come here for admiring cherry blossoms
Ueno park attracts lots of people to come here for admiring cherry blossoms

3. Shiba Park

This park is near Tokyo tower and contains about 140 cherry blossom trees. In the evening, there are plenty of lights on the tree. So, we can have a small party to drink wine with our family or friends, which is very great.

 It is an ideal place to see cherry blossoms at night as there are plenty of lights on the tree
It is an ideal place to see cherry blossoms at night as there are plenty of lights on the tree

 

We can have a small party to drink wine with our family or friends here
We can have a small party to drink wine with our family or friends here

4. Roppongi Midtown

Having about 150 cherry blossom trees with lots of led lights, this place is also ideal to see the flowers in the evening.

The cherry blossoms become more lightful at night with the aid of plenty of lights
The cherry blossoms become more lightful at night with the aid of plenty of lights

 

Coming here in the evening, we cannot help being surprised as they are extremely beautiful
Coming here in the evening, we cannot help being surprised as they are extremely beautiful

 

Those who love romance can choose this place for a date
Those who love romance can choose this place for a date

5. Yasukuni Shrine

It includes over 500 cherry blossom trees and is also a famous destination in Tokyo.

This is also one of the famous destination in Tokyo
This is also one of the famous destination in Tokyo

6. Rikugi-en Park

This place is voted for the most favorite spot to watch cherry blossoms in the evening. Besides, a famous old sakura tree is also here; hence, lots of people often visit this park.

This place is voted for the most favorite spot to watch cherry blossoms in the evening
This place is voted for the most favorite spot to watch cherry blossoms in the evening

 

The famous old sakura tree in Rikugi-en park
The famous old sakura tree in Rikugi-en park

7. Meguro Station

Along the banks of the river near Meguro station is a row of 800 sakura trees, which looks very beautiful. When their flowers bloom, their pink color will cover the whole area.

The color of cherry blossoms brightens the banks of the river near Meguro station at night
The color of cherry blossoms brightens the banks of the river near Meguro station at night

 

The pink color becomes more brightful in the evening, charming everyone
The pink color becomes more brightful in the evening, charming everyone

These are information about Hanami festival – the most famous Japanese cherry blossom festival attracting lots of people to participate in. This festival is really so beautiful and interesting that we should try at least one time to experience features in Japanese culture. For other information about different Japanese cultures and festivals, follow and read other articles at All Know-How.

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