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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 […]