Sakura or Cherry Blossom is one of the most gorgeous things to be found in Japan. Even though you can find many great cultural things in this country, seeing Sakura still becomes the best thing to do while visiting Japan even you are solo traveling is the best you go and see Sakura. However, Sakura does not bloom in the whole year, also does not bloom even in the whole spring. You have to know the right time and the right place to come to Japan and enjoying the gorgeous blossoming Sakura.
Best Time to Enjoy Sakura Blossom in Japan
Actually, spring becomes the best season to visit Japan, with Cherry Blossom as your main destination. However, you still need to know the certain time to come to this country, as Sakura does not blossom from the beginning of spring to the end of spring. It would be too late for you, if you come to Tokyo or certain cities in May since the blossoming period of Sakura is already over.
Yet, it will be too early for you to come in February to find the Sakura Blossom in Tokyo or the other cities in Japan. Actually, some cities are experiencing the early blooming Sakura, which will come earlier in a warm area like Okinawa. However, when the Sakura in Okinawa starts to bloom, the Sakura in the other cities like Tokyo still does not bloom at all.
Sakura blooms to almost two weeks and there is no certain date to make sure your visitation. However, you can make a prediction by comparing you visitation schedule with the last period of the time of blossoming Sakura. For example, it Sakura blossomed in the second half of March in this year, for the next year, you can come around to Japan in that schedule. Then, luckily you might have a chance to experience the beautiful Sakura blossom.
Meanwhile, for the best spots to get the pleasure of Sakura, you can visit several parks, like Ueno Onshi Parks, Shinjuku Gyoen, Chidorigafuchi, Meguro River and many more. The different spot will have a different best way of enjoying the blossoming flower. So, you can choose the spot based on the way you want to see the Sakura.
Things to Do To Enjoy Sakura
Enjoying Sakura is not only about the right time visitation. You also have to make your plan in certain, to know what to do while being under beautiful surrounding of Sakura blossom. Actually, you can make a plan to do several activities while enjoying Sakura blossom. Then, what are the best options to enjoy Cherry Blossom?
- Picnic Under Sakura
Actually, this is how the Japanese usually enjoy Sakura blossom. They will gather in the park under blossoming Sakura, bring their food and drink and enjoying a picnic with their family and friends. You also can try to enjoy Sakura this way. You can also socialize with people who also have a picnic under Sakura.
- Enjoying Sakura with Cruise
This is another great way you can choose to enjoy Sakura. You can go on the cruise and enjoy Sakura while drinking and eating the beverages and foods there. You will see how beautiful Sakura petals are above the water and you even can choose between doing it in the day or night.
- Enjoying Sakura with Bus
The other option to enjoy Sakura is by taking the bus. The bus will bring you around the route which is full of blossoming Sakura. You can enjoy the beautiful pink of Sakura without being tootired since the bus helps your transportation.
Those three options are the best ways to get pleasure from Sakura. You also can visit several Sakura festivals which will not only give you the best view of Sakura but also bring you to enjoy the culture of Japan.