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Everywhere Cherry Blossom

Best locations to see Everywhere Cherry Blossom including maps of where to see these special seasonal places. Seeing and experiencing a wonderful cherry blossom display is one of life’s most enjoyable encounters, not just the sight of the beautiful blossom, but the history, culture and festivals related to cherry blossom in Japan add so much more to the event.

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    Nijo Castle

    Nijo Castle in the heart of Kyoto includes Ninomaru Palace and several beautiful Japanese gardens. Nijo Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)” listing. In 1603 Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun, ordered the construction of the read more

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    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple is notable for its vast veranda, that offers impressive views of the Kyoto. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the best known sights of Kyoto, being particularly popular in cherry blossom season when the main hall is surrounded by a carpet of blossom. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage read more

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    Himeji Castle

    Himeji Castle is the best example of a Japanese castle as it has never been destroyed or even damaged in war. Himeji Castle was completed in 1609, but a fort existed on the site as early as 1333. In 1992 Himeji Castle was recognised by UNESCO as a building of read more

  • Fuji Memorial Park

    Fuji Memorial Park, in Oyama Shizuoka Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom being considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Fuji Memorial Park features around 8,000 cherry blossom trees, which blossom later because of their higher altitude and cooler climate. Generally they blossom in early April through read more

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    Yoyogi Park

    Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo and given its central location this is amazing. The green space of Yogogi Park joins together with the forest that surrounds Meiji Shrine to create a very large green space in a city where space is a real premium. The read more

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    Yasukuni Shrine

    Yasukuni Shrine is Shinto Shrine which houses the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan’s wars. Yasukuni Shrine is controversial because it houses the soles of convicted war criminals executed by the Allies. Yasukuni Shrine received international media coverage when Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi visited the shrine, causing read more

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    Inokashira Park

    Inogashira Park across Musashino and Mitaka in western Tokyo is a public park given to the people by the emperor in 1913 as the Inokashira Imperial Gift Park. Inogashira Park features a large lake and beautiful cherry blossom, in late March and early April, and is considered one of Japan’s read more

  • Aoyama Cemetery

    Aoyama Cemetery, in Minato Tokyo, was Japan’s first public cemetery. Today Aoyama Cemetery is a popular location for viewing cherry blossom in early April.

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    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park and one of the most beautiful in Tokyo featuring Japanese, French and English styles. With 1,500 cherry trees, Shinjuku Gyoen is a very popular location for viewing cherry blossom. Shinjuku Gyoen covers an area of 58 hectares, has a more than 20,000 trees and read more

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    Tenryuji Temple

    Tenryuji Temple possesses many Important Cultural Properties and features an extensive garden which is particularly beautiful in cherry blossom season and is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Tenryuji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji read more