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Ueno's Cherry Blossom Festival: Springtime in Full Color!



2023.03.16 (Thu)

By Dan Lewis, long-term Japan resident & outdoor activity enthusiast.

Taito City is bursting with color as spring blooms across Japan, and visitors arrive in droves to enjoy the annual tradition of o-hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. In particular, Ueno Park in Taito City is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, with its rich history and stunning cherry blossoms.

Ueno Park has been a popular cherry blossom viewing spot since the Edo period. Its approximately 1200 cherry trees of various varieties, including those in the Tokyo Ueno Zoo, offer a glimpse of Japan's natural beauty. The Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival is the perfect time to visit, with festivities taking place from late March to early April when the Someiyoshino cherry trees are in full bloom.

The festival offers a variety of activities, including traditional dances, flower and plant markets, and an open-air antique market in the Kiyomizu-do Hall. The highlight of the festival, however, is the spectacle of bonbori lanterns that illuminate the cherry blossoms at night, creating an atmosphere of magical color and youthful romance.

This year's festival runs from March 24 to 26, and it's an event not to be missed. With a variety of Edo-era events and breathtaking cherry blossoms, it's the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Japanese spring in all its glory.

So bring your picnic blanket and join the celebration of the vibrant colors of spring with the cherry blossoms at Ueno Onshi Koen. With so much beauty to enjoy, you're sure to create unforgettable memories in this stunning setting. See you there!

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