As Japan's national flower, cherry blossoms are the most recognized type of flower by the Japanese within their own country. Moreover, internationally, cherry blossoms are readily associated with Japan. Not only are cherry blossoms a symbol of beauty in Japan, but they are also intricately linked with the nation's values and heritage. Cherry blossoms frequently appear as a symbol representing Japan in books, films, television shows, and video games, truly embodying Japanese culture.

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April 2024

Cherry blossom season

April is the month that best represents cherry blossoms, embodying their beauty, cultural significance, and the deep meanings they carry within Japanese society.

At the start of each year, an effort is made to aid both Japanese and international visitors in pinpointing the best times and places for cherry blossom viewing through the analysis of temperature, wind, and additional data. Following this analysis, a map detailing the cherry blossom bloom times across Japan is created. Furthermore, numerous informational websites list specific locations for cherry blossom sightings along with recommended sightseeing routes. This tradition of cherry blossom viewing is commonly referred to as "花見," hana-mi, (with "花," Hana, meaning flower in Japanese, and "見," mi, indicating viewing).

At the start of each year, an effort is made to aid both Japanese and international visitors in pinpointing the best times and places for cherry blossom viewing through the analysis of temperature, wind, and additional data. Following this analysis, a map detailing the cherry blossom bloom times across Japan is created. Furthermore, numerous informational websites list specific locations for cherry blossom sightings along with recommended sightseeing routes. This tradition of cherry blossom viewing is commonly referred to as "花見," hana-mi, (with "花," Hana, meaning flower in Japanese, and "見," mi, indicating viewing).

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    Matcha Kintsuba

    Matcha Kintsuba

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    Kyokushuchin Aoi

    Kyokushuchin Aoi

  • Sakura Jelly

    Sakura Jelly

    Sakura Jelly

  • Tokachi azuki Yokan

    Tokachi azuki Yokan

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  • Gokuraku

    Gokuraku

    Gokuraku

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  • Kintoki

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    Gomarakka

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  • Potato Sweet Stick

    Potato Sweet Stick

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  • Daikoku Roasted Green Tea

    daikoku roasted green tea

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  • Sencha Green Tea

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