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Top Five Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

February 25, 2017 by admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call “flower viewing,”  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan, with copious amounts of food and drink. The practice is so popular that finding and securing a good spot in a popular park at peak season […]

Top 5 Hanami Sites Near Kobe

February 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Hanami, or “flower viewing,” is a coveted Japanese pastime that occurs during the spring months across the country. As soon as the winter makes way for the cherry blossoms, or “sakura,” to bloom, groups of people begin gathering beneath these beautiful blossoms to appreciate their beauty and enjoy each other’s company. Thanks to the elongated […]

Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

February 22, 2017 by Ray Proper

  “Hanami” literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end of another long winter’s chill, and besides simply enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura), it means time spent with friends and family outdoors with, especially by the younger generations of Japan, copious food and […]

Top Five Hanami Sites in Tokyo

February 20, 2017 by Jason Gatewood

The weather is getting warmer, the days longer, and soon it’ll be time again for “hanami.” If you’re new to Japan and Japanese culture, hanami literally means “flower viewing,” but not just any flower will do. We’re talking about Japan’s symbol of all things cute, beautiful, and like the flora itself, fleeting; cherry blossoms. Basically Hanami is […]

Plum Blossom Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots!

February 13, 2015 by Mark Guthrie

While the cherry blossom is the flower that tends to dominate the imagination of Japanese botanic appreciation, it is perhaps the plum (ume) blossom that should be the more celebrated. Reddish pink or white flowers, they are distinguishable from the sakura by their split ended petals and their strong sweet smell. Prior to the Nara […]