sakura

Cherry blossoms are blooming in Japan in October, but why?

The country’s symbol of spring is being spotted in mid-autumn, so we held a one-man sakura party to celebrate!

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Cold Stone Creamery Japan celebrates spring in style with green tea and sakura flavors

The popular ice cream chain recently introduced two new limited-time matcha flavor variations to celebrate the advent of spring.

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Legoland Japan celebrates first anniversary with world’s largest LEGO cherry blossom tree【Video】

Real cherry blossoms wither after a week, but flowers on this plastic tree will last a very long time.

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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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Japan turns the confectionery world on its head with stretchy mochi-covered chocolates

Japanese company reinvents chocolate by adding sakura and sticky rice to the mix.

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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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Japanese Kit Kats get a cherry blossom boost with Sakura and Roasted Soy Beans【Taste Test】

We try the new seasonal chocolate that’s available only for a limited time.

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Roses and cherry blossoms help to repel wasp attacks, according to Kochi University study

Turns out those vicious insects are just a bunch of big ol’ softies.

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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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Japanese coffee chain brings in spring with sakura-scented ground and drip coffee

The aroma of coffee is tantalizing on its own, but how about a bit of sakura to make it even more appealing?

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