Now, this is definitely not the first post of the year filled with cherry blossom photos. Kawazu zakura bloomed in Atami as early as January and it was quite a spectacular sight. However, end of March seems to be the time that Japanese and all the tourists traveling here are anticipating the most. Indeed, this is the time when the most popular type of cherry trees – somei yoshino – start to bloom, and as of last weekend sakura craze has officially began.

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Last year I didn’t get a chance to spend as much time gallivanting Tokyo during the peak season as I wished, so I will do my best to make up for the lost time this time around. The plan is to visit all popular and off the beaten path cherry blossom viewing spots in and around Tokyo, so stay tuned for my cherry blossom chronicles. Last weekend I spent the most wonderful weekend with my friends – Naomi, Celia and Hitomi – looking for early blooms. We spent some time in Zojoji Temple’s yard and then moved to Shinjuku Gyoen. Buds in Zojoji Temple were still delicate, just starting to open. Shinjuku Gyoen, on the other hand, treated us to a few gorgeous trees that were in full bloom. By the way, in case you plan on arriving to Tokyo later in April, Shinjuku Gyen should definitely be on your itinerary. It is filled with so many varieties of cherry trees that you are guaranteed to find yourself a lovely hanami spot. Here are some photos from our adventures. Stay tuned and travel with me vicariously as I take you around Tokyo to show you its breathtaking cherry blossom views.

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xoxo, nano

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Written by Nano @ Travel With Nano B.

Welcome to my site! I'm Nano, a serial expat trotting the globe to discover wonderful places and savor the gastronomic treasures of the world. Via Travel With Nano B. I'm spilling my love for travel and detailing my international culinary adventures one lil' blog post at a time. Currently based in Japan, I'm on a quest to explore this magnificent country and share my unique insight with you all. Worldly adventures, gourmet discoveries, cultural experiences, wanderlust photography, savvy travel tips - find it all on my page. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have you here reading!

11 comments

  1. Nano, those weeping ones are just the dreamiest!! What an amazing time of year it must be to be there – whenever I show my hubby your posts, he always goes “are you really jealous that Nano gets to live in Japan?” I think it must be pretty obvious to him that I am!! I am finally (a year on) putting together one of my own posts about some of the blossoms we saw,albeit towards the end of the season though my photos look a bit pants in comparison!!

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