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Tourists flock to Japan's cherry blossom hotspots for full-bloom delight

Updated On Apr 05, 2024 11:08 AM IST
  • Visitors and locals throng Tokyo's prime cherry blossom locations on Thursday to revel in the full bloom, delayed this year due to unseasonably cold weather.
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Tourists and residents packed Tokyo's top cherry blossom spots on Thursday to enjoy the full bloom that has arrived in the Japanese capital later than usual this year because of cold weather. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 11:08 AM IST

Tourists and residents packed Tokyo's top cherry blossom spots on Thursday to enjoy the full bloom that has arrived in the Japanese capital later than usual this year because of cold weather. (AP)

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People gathered at the Imperial Palace to snap photos or simply take in the view. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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People gathered at the Imperial Palace to snap photos or simply take in the view. (AFP)

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Tourists ride a boat next to cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi Park in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Tourists ride a boat next to cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi Park in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS)

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The pink flowers are known as sakura in Japanese. Sakura season traditionally accompanies the beginning of the new fiscal year in Japan, representing fresh starts but also the fleeting impermanence of life. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The pink flowers are known as sakura in Japanese. Sakura season traditionally accompanies the beginning of the new fiscal year in Japan, representing fresh starts but also the fleeting impermanence of life. (AFP)

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The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Thursday announced that Tokyo's most common and beloved variety of cherry tree, the "somei yoshino," had reached full bloom, which was four days later than the city's average bloom date. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Thursday announced that Tokyo's most common and beloved variety of cherry tree, the "somei yoshino," had reached full bloom, which was four days later than the city's average bloom date. (AP)

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While the agency attributes this year's delayed blooms to cold weather, it has also raised concerns that climate change is causing the delicate petals to appear earlier in the long term. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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While the agency attributes this year's delayed blooms to cold weather, it has also raised concerns that climate change is causing the delicate petals to appear earlier in the long term. (AP)

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Last year, the sakura began to flower on March 14, which was the joint earliest date on record, along with 2020 and 2021, and reached full bloom on March 22. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Last year, the sakura began to flower on March 14, which was the joint earliest date on record, along with 2020 and 2021, and reached full bloom on March 22. (AP)

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