Best time to visit Japan

Hanami Season

Enjoy the colorful sights of spring blossoms

Hanami Season in Japan 2020 - Best Time
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© Masayuki Sugita

While the most popular spring flower blossom is sakura (late March–April), ume or plum blossoms (February–March) are also a beautiful sight to behold. Generally, you can get information on the best days of bloom from forecasts. However, hanami is not only about flowers, it is usually a time to get together with friends and family to enjoy a picnic and the changing weather. Most people gat​her in parks with food and drinks and enjoy the splendid beauty of spring.

Yoyogi Park hanami 2020
Yoyogi Park hanami
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Kyoto hanami. Nakaragi no Michi (Nakaragi Path) runs outside the Kyoto Botanical garden along the riverbank 2020
Kyoto hanami. Nakaragi no Michi (Nakaragi Path) runs outside the Kyoto Botanical garden along the riverbank
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Chidorigafuchi Green Way near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo 2020
Chidorigafuchi Green Way near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
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Hanami season in Tokyo area 2020
Hanami season in Tokyo area
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