Tokyo hotels turn pink for 'hanami' season

Mar 25, 2016

Tokyo hotels turn pink for 'hanami' season

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The cherry trees are beginning to bloom across Japan, and it is time to prepare for hanami (cherry-blossom viewing), which has been an annual custom since the Heian Period (794-1185). Though hanami literally means “flower-viewing” and typically refers to admiring sakura (cherry blossoms), in ...