Tokyo enters cherry blossom season

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Tokyo enters cherry blossom season

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Cherry blossom season, one of Japan’s most anticipated seasonal treasures, has officially kicked off as of March 14, officials said.

The blooms are springing upon Tokyo six days earlier than last year, the Japan National Metrological Agency announced. This makes Tokyo’s earliest blooming in the history, along with 2020 and 2021.   

The Metrology Agency uses some of the trees at Yasukuni Shrine, one of the best cherry blossom sites in Tokyo, to determine when the official cherry blossom season begins in the capital city every year.

It’s time again for Japan’s beloved cherry blossom season. Temperatures are expected to keep rising and full bloom is expected to happen over the next couple weeks in the Kanto Plain.

Whether on base or off, the area will soon be covered in soft pink, so take a little time to enjoy Japan’s favorite season!

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