Who's in Japan now?

Old Apr 6th, 2005, 08:49 AM
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Who's in Japan now?

Please tell me the cherry blossom forecast.

When is it suppose to bloom in Kyoto, Nagoya, Nara, Hiroshima?

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Old Apr 6th, 2005, 09:04 AM
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JWH is in Kyoto now, and alan64 is over there somewhere too. I've been hoping we'd hear from them.

Framboise and Mealea live there.

I hope someone helps you from inside. I can find all sorts of current pics of Tokyo blooming like crazy.
I did see a blog that I follow of a man living in Kyoto, and he commented that as of 4/4/05 they had not opened in Kyoto (although I see other references to the early blooming varietes being open for a week now) He says they are ready to pop but they are having cold spells still. Blog is "alive in kyoto" at: http://www.planetkyoto.com/nils/
Maybe you can find blogs on the other places too. Most of the online info is not updated continuously.
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Old Apr 6th, 2005, 12:57 PM
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Thanks. Folks in Japan - please post and let me know blooming forecast Kyoto

I got this forecast online. It may not be accurate. First date is the Opening, 2nd is best viewing date

Location
Opening
Estimated Best Viewing

Tokyo
March 31
April 7 to 12

Sendai
April 14 *
April 21 to 26

Aomori
April 27 *
May 4 to 9

Nagoya
March 31
April 7 to 12

Takayama
April 15 *
April 22 to 27

Kanazawa
April 7 *
April 14 to 19

Kyoto
April 2
April 9 to 14

Osaka
April 3
April 10 to 15

Hiroshima
April 3
April 10 to 15

Fukuoka
March 29
April 5 to 10

* indicates a forecasted date, i.e. the blossoms have not opened yet.
The data is as of April 3, 2005.

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Here in Tokyo, today (April 7), seems to be the very peak. All the trees I can see around town are now in full bloom and look gorgeous. Tokyo is full of pink blossoms everywhere you look right now. So, I'd say the next 2-3 days will be the best viewing here.

As for Kyoto, I think the forcast looks accurate. It's usually the about same time as the peak in Tokyo.
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Old Apr 7th, 2005, 04:13 AM
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Mealea, excellent. Do you have any sakura viewing parties planned for the weekend?
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Old Apr 7th, 2005, 09:17 AM
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Linda05 - you will arrive at the peak of it cherry blossom.

Tell us how it is!
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Old Apr 7th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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kittycat, when do you leave?
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emd - Yes, my plan for the next few days is to enjoy the cherry blossoms as much as possible. I always get caught up in all the excitement. They are so beautiful!
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Old Apr 8th, 2005, 07:03 AM
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Mealea, did you see in my trip report that I went to Ohara? Oh Mealea, I fell in love w/it. Thank you thank you thank you for your encouragement and advice and going out of your way for info for me.
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