Hanami season is a short time. It lasts approximately about two weeks from the end of March to the beginning of April, when nature wakes up from winter by blooming sakura (a cherry), plum and peach trees. The sight is really amazing and it’s exciting no matter how many times you have watched it. Every time is as exciting as the very first one! I was fortunate to visit Japan four times in a row during hanami season. I was impressed by the sight of sakura blooming while other trees were still bare. Also, I was surprised that flowers on sakura appeared before leaves! Sakura blossoms are different colors – white, light pink, and bright pink. As Japan stretches along from North to South, hanami is not at the same time in Japan. If you’re late to hanami in Kyoto or Tokyo, still you can catch and enjoy it in Nagano or in some other northern prefectures. I like the Japanese tradition of hanami season very much.
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I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo!