Posts Tagged ‘Sakura’

Cherry Blossoms forecast 2017

March 2, 2017

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It looks Tokyo is the place we can see the cherry blossoms the earliest time in this spring. There are many company who provide on-line cherry blossoms forecasts and they say cherry blossoms will start to bloom earlier than usual in Kanto (including Tokyo) and northern Japan, but it will come later than normal year in Kansai (Osaka or Kyoto).

When is the best time to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo? Maybe it will start to bloom around March 22 and will be full bloom at around April 1-3.

Have you booked our tour yet? Unfortunately cycling tours both on April 1 and 2 are full. But we have still kayak tours both on April 1 and 2. And our running tour is also available on April 1. Please check our Tour Calendar and book the tour when you fix your schedule!

 

 

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Sakura forecast 2016

February 16, 2016

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It’s still pretty cold here in Tokyo, but we can find some signs of early spring here and there in the city. And, yes, we need to talk about this topic – when the cherry blossoms open flowers? According to the forecast companies it is likely they will start to bloom on March 27 and the best timing to see full bloom is between April 1 – 8 in Tokyo area.

If you want to see cherry blossoms now, there are a few places that you can see early cherry blossoms. There are more than 600 different species of cherry blossoms, but more than 80% of cherry blossoms we normally see in Japan is just one type called Somei Yoshino. When we talk about Sakura, it normally indicates Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms and they usually open flowers in the early April. But for example, Kawazu Sakura has its full bloom season earlier like mid of February, yes now is the time!

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Somei Yoshino

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Kawazu Sakura

If you travel to Kawazu, they have Kawazu Sakura festival until March 10th. It takes 2.4 hours from Tokyo station to Kawazu station by JR. If you don’t have enough time to travel there, then how about to walk along Oyoko River next to Kiba park. There are about 100 trees planted along the river.
(Tokyo Great Kayaking Tour has a tour on Feb 21, 2016 and we will paddle along this river!)

In front of Tokyo Metro Takebashi station, near  Hirakawamon of the Imperial Palace is also a famous place to see Kawazu Sakura.

 

Cherry blossoms forecast 2015 – Vol. 1

January 29, 2015

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Japanese weather forecast company, Weather Map announced today that they forecast the cherry blossoms may start to bloom in March 24 in Tokyo. Maybe it is too hasty to react nervously to this kind of announcement. Tomorrow’s weather forecast says it will SNOW in Tokyo !(@_@;).

But anyway we are such looking forward to cherry blossoms!! The tour in this season becomes very popular and easily becomes full. So if you are considering to join our bike tour, it is better to fix your schedule and book the tour 😉

Cherry Blossoms Forecast 2014

March 14, 2014

sakura_front_600x450_2014       As we post a blog entry at this time of the every year, it is already the season people start to forecast when is the DAY in 2014. As cherry blossoms are very short-lived, we should not miss the chance! And also we need to well plan in advance for our Hanami Party (Flower viewing party) with our friends, family and colleagues etc as the time is really limited!!

This year, according to the latest forecast, the flower will start to bloom as usual year, which is on and around March 25 in Tokyo. And then it has its peak on around April 2.

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Some of our tours are already booked out, but we have also some tours still available. For the availability of our tours, please check out our website! Please don’t miss this chance to enjoy Sakura flowers by bike!

 

Cherry Blossoms Forecast 2013

February 18, 2013

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It is still very cold and snowing a lot in mountain areas in Japan, so it may be a bit too early to think about cherry blossoms, but actually the spring is just around the corner!

As it happens every year, a few companies have already predicted and announced for this season when cherry flower starts to bloom and when they become full. Above is one of them and this company (Weather Map) forecasts that cherry blossoms may start to bloom in March 25 in Tokyo. (March 23 in Fukuoka, March 27 in Osaka, April 10 in Sendai and Niigata.) The other company says that it may be March 31 when flower start to open in Tokyo.) The forecast is forecast, so it is impossible to predict the flower open day 100% precisely, but that is why many people rather get excited to talk about this matter. To wrap up, the best timing to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo is the first week of April (between March 30 – April 7).

We can basically operate everyday even on Monday, Wednesday and Friday besides our regular tour on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. So please feel free to ask us if you have no other choice to make a whirlwind trip to Tokyo. Check and make a reservation from our website 😉

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2012

March 7, 2012

As we wrote on our blog last year, early March is the time we start to predict on which date the first cherry blossom blooms and we feel very nervous but at the same time we very much look forward to it.

Here are the “Kaika Yoso (Cherry blossom forecast) 2012” announced by a few different companies.

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Seeing their forecast the place where people can see cherry blossom at the earliest is Shizuoka, and then in Tokyo it seems cherry blossom will start to bloom on around March 31st., and the flower will be full bloom on around April 5th. 

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We have tours on March 29th. (route B),  April 1st. (route B), 3rd. (route A), 4th. (route C), 5th.(route B), 7th. (route A) and 8th. (route B). Sorry but March 31st. is fully booked and only one spot is available for 7th. tour. You will make it if you hurry!  😉

One month has passed…

April 11, 2011

Sakura has come, also guests have come. We had the first guests this April. We enjoyed cycling and seeing cherry blossom.

Now many people are going out of from their houses. People came back to the city and the park.

Sakura looks like cheering us. And every time we are helped and encouraged by guests. Also they help to improve my English.

 

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Let’s lift our faces a little bit!

April 6, 2011

Thank you, cherry blossoms! You make people’s face up and make them smile.

It’s that time of year again…

April 5, 2011

I can’t help admiring cherry blossoms as they will be blown about very easily. Please, cherry blossoms, this year please stay there even a little more than usual year…!

Cherry blossoms are finally ending at Tokyo…

April 9, 2010

Today, I went to Hamamatsu to see my old friend. I also visited Hamamatsu castle, which has some connection with Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Shogun in Edo period. The castle building is not not the original one but was reconstructed about 50 years ago, but it was still nice to walk around there while thinking about old history. Cherry blossoms with castle are actually good match, but cherry blossoms have started to fall down already, their petals are so beautifully dispersed by wind. Cherry blossoms are ending at Tokyo also, we are having rather cold April this year. And this cold spring brought long-lasting cherry blossoms than usual year, which was very lucky!

Japanese archipelago is very long from north to south, so if you go to northern part of Japan, you can enjoy cherry blossoms until middle of May!

You can check the status of cherry blossoms at this site. (Japanese only, but you can see the difference of colour. If it is pink, that means full bloom, and if it is brown, it still too early.)