Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Cherry Blossom Festival – Spring Travel at its Finest

Japan’s annual event is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

I've never been to Japan's cherry blossom festival, but I have seen its little sister in Washington D.C.

Spring TravelSpring TravelIf you're lucky enough to start off spring with a trip, there's nothing better than going to see the cherries blossoming. The Washington trees (3000 of them) started a gift to the US from Japan. In 1912 the mayor of Tokyo personally sent the blooms to celebrate the blossoming friendship between the two countries.

Today, the National Cherry Blossom Festival organizes events and tours, starting March 29th to celebrate the glorious event. If you want to participate in Japanese traditional style, Gadling's guide to enjoying cherry blossoms features instructions for the perfect hanami (flower-viewing party or picnic).

For some of us, celebrating spring won't start with cherry blossoms this year - instead we can use the traditional festival as a reminder to start looking for beautiful markers of a change of seasons. The grass is getting green, and I'm eagerly waiting for the day I spot a daffodil poking through the dirt.

Wherever you travel, take time to notice how the season is reflected in your setting, and enjoy that moment of springtime bliss.

Related Stories

Rate This post

Post new comment




GoGirlfriend Recommendations

Travel Planning

Fodors
Lonely Planet
Frommers

Register

Membership is free and with it you can set up a profile, vote on stories and post your opinions.

Already a member?
Login

Not a member? Join!
Register


Most Recent Comments

  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, admin said "Thanks Bat-El for the great tip. We've included your link in our Bonus Ideas from our Community section so others can enjoy. I really enjoyed the Stonehenge tour ... it's on my bucket list!"
  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, Bat-El Galor said "My name is Bat-El, and I'm working in collaboration with Travel Trend website. We've recently published a post -"Top 100 virtual tours around the world". After looking at these wonderful tips to survive in self-isolation; It occurred to me that our post could also contribute to your readers with further virtual tours resources. The post includes 100 links to virtual tours and unique experiences around the world. Feel free to check out the link and enjoy your travels ... https://www.trvltrend.com/technology/virtual-tours/ Cheers,"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, admin said "Thanks Gordon for the update ... and given most routes to the resorts on the coast are an hour+ and it's Cuban warm, that money for a beverage is a great tip!"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, Gordon Mitchell said "Over the last few years The $25 departure tax has been included in your airfare. Make sure you convert your cash at the airport so you can buy a cold beer on the bus on your way to the resort. They will take canadian money but not loonies and toonies. "
  • On Lesbian Adventure Travel, Debbie Clarke said "If you're considering New Zealand, then New Zealand Awaits is lesbian owned and operated (yes I'm the founder, owner, and guide). We run active and not so active tours for lesbians, as well as some LGBTQ mixed trips. We create itineraries for travellers wanting to self drive, and we have private guides. Come see us! "


Blogs We Love

beautiful Vancouver, British ColumbiaCheck out our GoGirlfriend Facebook page to follow us as we seek new adventures and create memories in our own part of the world.








Advertisement