Cherry Blossom Season
The cherry blossoms have started to open in Tokyo, so we can expect full bloom in around 2 weeks, though many predictions for full bloom are March 23. To reduce the spreading of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), it is urged that those who want to enjoy the cherry blossoms this year please enjoy a stroll through the areas rather than typical “hanami” picnics with eating and drinking in groups. Also please respect cough etiquette and do your part to prevent the spread of the virus. Along the Zenpukuji River at Zenpukuji-Gawa Green Park is one great place for your sakura stroll.