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today-in-history-今日歷史-05-12】national-porridge-day

【 Today in History 今日歷史 - 05-12】National Porridge Day

today-in-history-05-17】germany-dam-busters-raid-1943

【 Today in History 今日歷史 - 05-17】Germany Dam Busters Raid 1943

【culture-english-10】hanami-japan-s-cherry-blossom-festival-東京十大櫻花景點

【Culture English -10】Hanami: Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival ( 東京十大櫻花景點 )

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo Tokyo is Japan's capital, and most populated metropolis, and also boasts more cherry blossom-viewing hotspots than anywhere else in the country. Nestled amid its giant buildings and winding expressways are a plethora of parks, gardens, tree-lined lanes, and riverbanks that offer some of the best sakura experiences in all of Japan. Visitors from around the world flock to Tokyo each spring to take in the beautiful blossoms. In the average year, the peak of the Sakura season occurs for one week in early April. However, depending on temperatures in the preceding weeks, the peak can start in late March or last into mid-April. It is also worth mentioning that due to the variety of cherry trees found throughout the city, even if you are visiting for a few weeks on either side of this zone, you should still be able to find a few blossoms. With so many spots to choose from, we thought we'd make planning your perfect, petal-filled trip a little easier by giving a quick rundown of our Top 10 cherry blossom locations in Tokyo.

Number 10: Koishikawa Botanical Garden Belonging to the prestigious Tokyo University, Koishikawa Botanical Garden is home to thousands of varieties of trees and plants as well as a beautiful landscape garden. During spring it doesn't get as crowded as other popular Sakura spots around the city, making for a pleasant atmosphere for visitors to enjoy the blossoms.

Numer 9: The Meguro River The Meguro River is an attractive canal lined with hundreds of cherry trees and a plethora of shops and cafes in one of the capital's hippest neighborhoods. During peak season, the many bridges that span the waterway provide picturesque views of the river crowded with pink petals so don't forget to bring your camera.

Number 8: Koishikawa Korakuen Among Tokyo's prettiest traditional gardens, Koishikawa Korakuen is particularly famous for its weeping cherry trees, which take center stage in spring among the park's many other picturesque features.

Number 7: Asukayama Park This hilltop park in the north of the city has been popular as an atmospheric hanami spot since the Edo Period and still attracts a large number of cherry blossom lovers of all ages even now.

Number 6: Yoyogi Park One of the city's more well-known parks. Yoyogi sits across the street from the stylish Harajuku neighborhood and directly next to the famous Meiji Shrine. This expansive park is a hotspot for hanami parties, having enough space for a lively atmosphere to prevail here throughout the season.

Number 5: Showa Kinenkoen With over a thousand trees, this huge, family-friendly park is located 30 minutes west of Tokyo. The abundant blossoms here typically bloom a few days later than those in central Tokyo, making the park popular with those who missed hanami downtown. Aside from the cherry blossoms, the park also boasts other beautiful flowers and a variety of facilities and amenities.

Number 4: Sumida Park During spring the walking paths along the shores of this picturesque river become lined with pink petals. Located only a short walk from the famous Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Sumida Park is an ideal place for visitors to take in views of the iconic Tokyo Skytree framed by cherry blossoms.

Number 3: Chi-dori-ga-fuchi One of the most photogenic sakura spots in the city, Chidorigafuchi consists of a path alongside the sakura-lined moat of the former Edo Castle just west of the Imperial Palace. For a fee, visitors can even rent a rowboat to paddle around in the old moat. This atmospheric area makes for a charming petal-filled stroll both during the day and also in the evening during nightly illuminations. Lastly, the nearby Yasukuni Shrine is home to hundreds more cherry trees, including Tokyo's representative tree, which the meteorological agency uses to determine the state of the sakura season for the entire city.

Number 2: Ueno Park Ueno Park is the most renowned party spot in all of Tokyo during the Sakura season and is a true hanami haven packed with visitors enjoying the festivities both in the upper section where the wide central walking path is located and also around Shinobazu Pond in the lower section. The park's paths are lined with hundreds of cherry trees, and it's recommended to get here early if you intend to get a place under one.

Number1: Shinjuku Gyoen This large, family-friendly park stands as a natural oasis in one of Tokyo's busiest districts. This peaceful park boasts over one thousand cherry trees which span a range of species and bloom at different times during the season, making Shinjuku Gyoen a great place to visit for blossom enthusiasts who are in town a little before or after peak season. One point to be aware of is that the park doesn't allow alcohol inside so it is not a good option for visitors intent on enjoying their hanami with some drinks. Nevertheless, with so many beautiful scenes and Sakura viewing opportunities throughout its vast and varied grounds, Shinjuku Gyoen takes the cake as our number one sakura location in all of Tokyo. So there you have it, our top ten cherry blossom spots in Tokyo. Happy Hanami Sakura Festival! Cherry Blossom Season Japan Cherry Blossom 2023 Forecast: When & Where To See Sakura in Japan National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington DC Spring Festivals Around the World Discussion Questions (Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan) What is the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan? When does the Cherry Blossom Festival usually take place in Japan? Why are cherry blossoms so important in Japanese culture? Where are some popular locations to view cherry blossoms in Japan? What is hanami? How is it related to the Cherry Blossom Festival? What are some traditional activities people do during the Cherry Blossom Festival? How long do cherry blossoms typically last? What colors are cherry blossoms? What do cherry blossoms symbolize in Japan? Do people have picnics under cherry blossoms during the festival? Are there any special foods or drinks associated with the Cherry Blossom Festival? Are there any traditional songs or dances performed during the festival? What is the significance of cherry blossoms in Japanese literature? Are there any historical events related to the Cherry Blossom Festival? How do Japanese people prepare for the Cherry Blossom Festival? What is the traditional clothing worn during the festival? Are there any variations of cherry blossoms that are different colors? How can tourists participate in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan? What other countries have a similar celebration of cherry blossoms? Are there any customs or etiquette rules to follow during the festival?
ESL Questions About Cherry Blossom Festival (Japan)

【traditions-english-10】hanami-japan-s-cherry-blossom-festival

【Culture English -10】Hanami: Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival ( 東京十大櫻花景點 )

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo Tokyo is Japan's capital, and most populated metropolis, and also boasts more cherry blossom-viewing hotspots than anywhere else in the country. Nestled amid its giant buildings and winding expressways are a plethora of parks, gardens, tree-lined lanes, and riverbanks that offer some of the best sakura experiences in all of Japan. Visitors from around the world flock to Tokyo each spring to take in the beautiful blossoms. In the average year, the peak of the Sakura season occurs for one week in early April. However, depending on temperatures in the preceding weeks, the peak can start in late March or last into mid-April. It is also worth mentioning that due to the variety of cherry trees found throughout the city, even if you are visiting for a few weeks on either side of this zone, you should still be able to find a few blossoms. With so many spots to choose from, we thought we'd make planning your perfect, petal-filled trip a little easier by giving a quick rundown of our Top 10 cherry blossom locations in Tokyo.

Number 10: Koishikawa Botanical Garden Belonging to the prestigious Tokyo University, Koishikawa Botanical Garden is home to thousands of varieties of trees and plants as well as a beautiful landscape garden. During spring it doesn't get as crowded as other popular Sakura spots around the city, making for a pleasant atmosphere for visitors to enjoy the blossoms.

Numer 9: The Meguro River The Meguro River is an attractive canal lined with hundreds of cherry trees and a plethora of shops and cafes in one of the capital's hippest neighborhoods. During peak season, the many bridges that span the waterway provide picturesque views of the river crowded with pink petals so don't forget to bring your camera.

Number 8: Koishikawa Korakuen Among Tokyo's prettiest traditional gardens, Koishikawa Korakuen is particularly famous for its weeping cherry trees, which take center stage in spring among the park's many other picturesque features.

Number 7: Asukayama Park This hilltop park in the north of the city has been popular as an atmospheric hanami spot since the Edo Period and still attracts a large number of cherry blossom lovers of all ages even now.

Number 6: Yoyogi Park One of the city's more well-known parks. Yoyogi sits across the street from the stylish Harajuku neighborhood and directly next to the famous Meiji Shrine. This expansive park is a hotspot for hanami parties, having enough space for a lively atmosphere to prevail here throughout the season.

Number 5: Showa Kinenkoen With over a thousand trees, this huge, family-friendly park is located 30 minutes west of Tokyo. The abundant blossoms here typically bloom a few days later than those in central Tokyo, making the park popular with those who missed hanami downtown. Aside from the cherry blossoms, the park also boasts other beautiful flowers and a variety of facilities and amenities.

Number 4: Sumida Park During spring the walking paths along the shores of this picturesque river become lined with pink petals. Located only a short walk from the famous Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Sumida Park is an ideal place for visitors to take in views of the iconic Tokyo Skytree framed by cherry blossoms.

Number 3: Chi-dori-ga-fuchi One of the most photogenic sakura spots in the city, Chidorigafuchi consists of a path alongside the sakura-lined moat of the former Edo Castle just west of the Imperial Palace. For a fee, visitors can even rent a rowboat to paddle around in the old moat. This atmospheric area makes for a charming petal-filled stroll both during the day and also in the evening during nightly illuminations. Lastly, the nearby Yasukuni Shrine is home to hundreds more cherry trees, including Tokyo's representative tree, which the meteorological agency uses to determine the state of the sakura season for the entire city.

Number 2: Ueno Park Ueno Park is the most renowned party spot in all of Tokyo during the Sakura season and is a true hanami haven packed with visitors enjoying the festivities both in the upper section where the wide central walking path is located and also around Shinobazu Pond in the lower section. The park's paths are lined with hundreds of cherry trees, and it's recommended to get here early if you intend to get a place under one.

Number1: Shinjuku Gyoen This large, family-friendly park stands as a natural oasis in one of Tokyo's busiest districts. This peaceful park boasts over one thousand cherry trees which span a range of species and bloom at different times during the season, making Shinjuku Gyoen a great place to visit for blossom enthusiasts who are in town a little before or after peak season. One point to be aware of is that the park doesn't allow alcohol inside so it is not a good option for visitors intent on enjoying their hanami with some drinks. Nevertheless, with so many beautiful scenes and Sakura viewing opportunities throughout its vast and varied grounds, Shinjuku Gyoen takes the cake as our number one sakura location in all of Tokyo. So there you have it, our top ten cherry blossom spots in Tokyo. Happy Hanami Sakura Festival! Cherry Blossom Season Japan Cherry Blossom 2023 Forecast: When & Where To See Sakura in Japan National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington DC Spring Festivals Around the World Discussion Questions (Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan) What is the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan? When does the Cherry Blossom Festival usually take place in Japan? Why are cherry blossoms so important in Japanese culture? Where are some popular locations to view cherry blossoms in Japan? What is hanami? How is it related to the Cherry Blossom Festival? What are some traditional activities people do during the Cherry Blossom Festival? How long do cherry blossoms typically last? What colors are cherry blossoms? What do cherry blossoms symbolize in Japan? Do people have picnics under cherry blossoms during the festival? Are there any special foods or drinks associated with the Cherry Blossom Festival? Are there any traditional songs or dances performed during the festival? What is the significance of cherry blossoms in Japanese literature? Are there any historical events related to the Cherry Blossom Festival? How do Japanese people prepare for the Cherry Blossom Festival? What is the traditional clothing worn during the festival? Are there any variations of cherry blossoms that are different colors? How can tourists participate in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan? What other countries have a similar celebration of cherry blossoms? Are there any customs or etiquette rules to follow during the festival?
ESL Questions About Cherry Blossom Festival (Japan)

【culture-english-15】easter-sunday-復活節傳統的歷史

【Culture English -15】Easter Sunday (復活節傳統的歷史)

【cultureenglish-15】easter-sunday

【Culture English -15】Easter Sunday (復活節傳統的歷史)

【culture-english-38】what-wedding-traditions-look-like-around-the-world-世界各地的婚禮傳統

【Culture English -38】What Wedding Traditions Look Like Around The World ( 世界各地的婚禮傳統 )

【cultureenglish-38】what-wedding-traditions-look-like-around-the-world

【Culture English -38】What Wedding Traditions Look Like Around The World ( 世界各地的婚禮傳統 )

【cultureenglish-46】autumn-leaf-viewing-in-japan

【Culture English -46】Autumn Leaf Viewing In Japan ( 日本秋葉觀賞 )

【culture-english-46】autumn-leaf-viewing-in-japan-日本秋葉觀賞

【Culture English -46】Autumn Leaf Viewing In Japan ( 日本秋葉觀賞 )

【pronunciation-07】-ə-a-bout

【Pronunciation - 07】/ə/ (a)bout /ə/ /b/ /o/ /t/ ( 關於 )

【pronunciation-09】-u-b-oo-t

【Pronunciation - 09】/u/ b(oo)t /b/ /u/ /t/ ( 開機 )

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