Late for the cherry blossom season?

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Japan is widely known for its cherry blossom season which is said to commence at the southern most portion of Japan in Okinawa around January of every year. In around April of the year, the cherry blossom season then makes its way to the middle portions of Japan including Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. From there, this unique season in Japan slowly travels north until it reaches the island of Hokkaido in approximately May of each year.

 

As we are already in the middle of April, it is still possible to witness the well-known cherry blossom season in the middle areas of Japan during this long week-end holiday provided that travel plans have been made. However, if booking an airline ticket to Japan this weekend is out of the question, there are still many other events Japan has to offer especially for all you nature lovers out there.

 

Just last weekend on the 13 th of April, the Nemophila Festival was held for the first time at the Osaka Maishima Seaside Park. This park which overlooks the Osaka Bay is located in Maiko, Tokyo just about forty (40) minutes away by vehicle from the Kansai International Airport. Other modes of transport are also readily available for those of you who are located further away.

 

The Osaka Maishima Seaside Park is said to have prepared one (1) million Nemophila blue flowers for its Nemophila Festival which will be held until the 6th of May 2019. According to one writer from the Lonely Planet, Nemophila flowers reach full bloom during the Golden Week in the early days of May. To complement this, Sakura flowers [a.k.a. cherry blossoms] and tulips are likewise in bloom allowing visitors to enjoy the rich variation of colors in the park. Do note however that the Sakura flowers might no longer be available in the month of May as the cherry blossom season may have already moved onward to the northern parts of Japan.

 

Reference:

Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing)

Enjoy 1 million blue flowers nemophila while overlooking Osaka Bay

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