What makes Cherry Blossom Season so special?
“The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries.
In Japan, the cherry blossom is more than just a beautiful flowering tree. There are thousands upon thousands of cherry blossom trees in Japan, and each year the Japanese people closely anticipate and follow the blossoming of the trees. When the trees are in bloom, people come in large groups with their families and friends to view the flowers and to enjoy festivals with food, drink, and music.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. So, when Japanese people come together to view the cherry blossom trees and marvel at their beauty, they aren’t just thinking about the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree.” – from Homaro Cantu’s “The Significance of the Cherry Blossom: From Beloved Tree to Cultural Icon” article on Huffington Post.
Tour dates for Cherry Blossom Season 2015 are ready to book!
Historically, the best time to see cherry blossoms is the end of March and early April. However, it’s good to keep in mind that the season is a natural phenomenon and the dates can fluctuate later or earlier in a given year. Here are the Spring Dates for 2015:
March 4th – March 13th
March 14th- March 23rd
March 21st- March 30th
March 25th- April 3rd
March 28th- April 6th
April 1st- April 10th
April 4th- April 13th
April 8th- April 17th
April 11th- April 20th
April 18th- April 27th
April 25th- May 4th
Book now to experience this incredible time of year!