Hope you are enjoying the gorgeous spring weather.
In English "Hanami" is "Cherry blossom viewing", walking around parks and riverbanks viewing the blossoms. Or "cherry blossom party", having picnics normally in the park underneath cherry trees with family and friends.
A few interesting facts about cherry blossoms:
1. Cherry blossom is "sakura" in Japanese, and it’s the country’s national flower. A symbol of renewal and hope, cherry blossoms usher in the arrival of spring each year, and you’ll see a rich profusion of them from late March to mid-April or even early May depending on the location (in Japan).
2. There are various beautiful locations to see cherry blossom in Japan, among them the incredible Kinkaku-Ji, or Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, Chidorigafuchi, Meguro River, and many more. What are some of your favourite cherry blossom spots?
3. Japan is home to over 200 different kinds of cherry blossom - WOW! The most popular being "Somei Yoshino".