Hi everyone !
In japan, " sakura " means the cherry blossom's flower. During March and April, japan is filled with very beautiful cherry blossoms all over the country. That's the reason why many foreigners are coming to Japan during this season. The most important factor to determinate the blooming time of the cherry trees is the geographical location. Generally, the milder of the climate, the earlier the blossoms open. Typically, in early April the cherry blossom's season takes place in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo. Unfortunately the cherry blossom's season is relatively short. Full bloom ( mankai ) is usually reached after the opening of the first blossoms ( kaika ). The next week, the blooming peak is over and the blossoms are falling from the trees. In kyoto you have the opportunity to see many spots to enjoy the blooming of the cherry blossoms trees, like Philosopher's path or Arashiyama. Also Heian shrine or Maruyama park offer some really good scenes.
" Hanami " is the centuries old practice of picnicking under the blooming sakura. People are usually eating lunch ( Bento ) and drinking sake with a convivial atmosphere.
Sakura season is also the best moment to dress up with kimonos and walk around the city.
Thank You very much for all of customers who
chose Kyoto Kimono Rental 41 this year !