cherry blossoms

Most Japanese theft ever? Chainsaws taken to flowering cherry blossoms in Osaka

Thieves used machinery to steal flowering cherry blossom branches and tree trunks from a park in Osaka Prefecture.

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Japan’s top sakura cherry blossom viewing spots littered with trash after hanami picnics

People in Japan are appalled at the piles of rubbish left behind by visitors this year.

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Japanese Twitter gets excited about foreigner getting excited about cherry blossoms

It seems putting on rose-tinted spectacles not only makes you feel nostalgic, it also makes the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms even better.

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Beautiful Kyoto snapshot of graceful heron in a swirl of sakura has much less artistic backstory

Simple urge leads to extremely Japanese photo-op.

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Solo sakura: Four reasons to have a one-person cherry blossom-viewing party

The only person you need to enjoy the sakura is yourself.

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“People who break sakura branches are idiots” – Twitter outcry over cherry blossom accessories

Japanese proverb sternly reminds social media users about an often forgotten way in which cherry blossom trees are extremely delicate.

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Tokyo’s crazy huge sakura sweet bean bun makes Mr. Sato happier/fuller than we’ve ever seen him

SoraNews24’s crack reporter might miss all cherry blossom season with a food coma, but it’s still worth it to enjoy three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of sweets!

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Spring snow falls in Tokyo, creating beautiful images of Japanese sakura cherry blossoms

A rare event, particularly in the busy metropolis.

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8 sakura sweets to enjoy under the cherry blossoms at your next hanami picnic in Japan

There’s nothing better than eating pink sakura treats while gazing up at their beautiful blossoms.

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Revised full-bloom cherry blossom forecasts released for every prefecture in Japan

Sakura season is coming to Japan much earlier than usual this year, and here’s when to expect them to be their most beautiful.

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Sakura season 2018 officially declared in Tokyo as first cherry blossoms begin to bloom

Hanami flower-viewing season begins nine days earlier than average as the city’s official “sample tree” sprouts its first blossoms.

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Sweet Japanese spring is in full bloom at Kyoto confectioner Gion Tsujiri!

Colorful spring creations from Kyoto green tea confectioner are not only sweet to taste but a delight to behold!

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Enjoy hanami cherry blossom viewing on the Ginza Line Sakura Train in Tokyo

The special train will only be in operation for a limited time.

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Starbucks Japan’s new sakura donuts look so good it’s like cherry blossom season is already here

Sakura sweets lineup also includes mouth-watering cherry blossom cake with two sakura-sourced ingredients.

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We try the new sakura Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan【SoraNews24 Taste Test】

The new limited-edition beverage takes its inspiration from a traditional Japanese springtime confection.

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Starbucks sakura Frappuccino and hot drinks unveiled for 2018 cherry blossom season in Japan

For the first time ever, Starbucks even has a cherry blossom tea in their sakura collection.
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Cherry blossom forecast 2018: Sakura expected to come to Tokyo earlier than usual this year!

Sakura speculation map and dates for each prefecture in Japan released by Japan Weather Association.

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Starbucks sakura milk solves the Starbucks dilemma travelers face in Japan

New dessert beverage lets you enjoy a uniquely Japanese taste without having to sit around in the same chain you have back home.

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New line of super-Japanese chocolates comes infused with wasabi, sake, and even seaweed

Plus tried-and-true dessert flavors like green tea and cherry blossom.

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New sakura Kit Kat range celebrates cherry blossom season in Japan

There’s even a sakura charm made from cherry blossom wood included in this year’s release.

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