Where for best cherry blossoms

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Mar 6th, 2013, 04:15 AM
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Where for best cherry blossoms

Missed cherry blossoms by about a week last year in tokyo so I'm headed back to Japan. I have been to Tokyo twice and Kyoto and Chiba. Where can I go that's new and still view the blossoms? I don't like going to see temples or the castles but loved the onsen.
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Mar 6th, 2013, 07:30 AM
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As you learned from last year, that would depend on when.
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Mar 7th, 2013, 03:11 AM
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April 6-9. I know that's at peak but forecast were wrong last year I need to get a back up plan, if Tokyo is not in bloom we are hopping on a train but where to?
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Mar 7th, 2013, 03:48 AM
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One of Japan's most crowded, noisy and well-liked spots for cherry blossom parties, Ueno Park features additional than a thousand trees along the street leading towards the National Museum and around Shinobazu Pond.
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Mar 7th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Check with the weather stations in Japan. Head to Kyoto

http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php

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Mar 7th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Yoshino!

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4152.html

Mount Yoshino (吉野山, Yoshinoyama), in Nara Prefecture, has been Japan's most famous cherry blossom viewing spot for many centuries.
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Mar 7th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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If the forecast is off, couldn't you could check japan-guide to see the most recent predictions? All the information about how to get there would be right there.
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