Yesterday, the cherry blossom season was officially declared here in Tokyo. Wohoo!! I’m so excited. It’s been a long, cold winter, with more snow than usual. The cherry blossoms are blooming later than normal this year because of that. The peak of the season is predicted to be around April 5. I will return from my snowboarding trip just in time for the peak it seems >_< Bad planning on my part!! But I already have a few hanami parties lined up so I will definitely be making the most of it.
At Yoyogi Park yesterday, the petals had just started to come through.
At Yasukuni Shrine, they have set up a live camera to show the progress of the blooming!!
Check it out here >> http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/annai/sakuralive.php