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Sakura: Japan’s Biggest Party!

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) season in Japan is a magical time to be in the country. 

Tokyo has several Cherry Blossom spots which are amongst the 100 best Cherry Blossom spots in the country. An efficient itinerary means it is possible to visit several of these during one day. These visits are often combined with our Baseball Tours to create a truly magical Tokyo day. 

The exact dates vary from year to year but in Tokyo the blooming of the famous Somei Yoshino is typically in late March.  This dazzling sight lasts until early-mid April. However, with over 200 different cultivars of Sakura, amazing blossoms can be enjoyed from February to May, if you know where to go! Visiting these off-the-beaten-track sites is a true cultural experience.

Along with Cherry Blossom season, Plum Blossom (Ume) blooming is also magical.  This is typically from mid-February to the middle of March in Tokyo. For guests arriving in February, we like to combine Cherry Blossoms and Plum Blossom viewing for a magical day trip from central Tokyo.

On 23 March 2019, Maction Planet is once again teaming up with Shochu.Pro to host the ultimate hanami party! In 2017 and 2018 guests from around the world enjoyed DRAFT craft beer from Baird Beer, one of Japan’s most pioneering breweries, and unlimited all-you-drink shochu, Japan’s biggest selling spirit, from a selection curated by Christopher Pellegrini, the world’s only dual certified Shochu sommelier. It was truly be a great way to experience a genuine cherry blossom party in one of Tokyo’s most popular hanami venues, Yoyogi Park. Check out this video of the 2017 event  The event was a sell-out success. The weather could not have have been better, and the Cherry Blossom canopy was something out of a dream. It was truly epic.

We are repeating this extravaganza in 2019 and it is not to be missed! Stay tuned for details! 

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