Aomori home to nation's top cherry blossom viewers, survey says

Apr 3, 2017

Aomori home to nation's top cherry blossom viewers, survey says

Residents in Aomori Prefecture seem to cherish sakura more than anywhere else in Japan, according to a survey on cherry blossom viewing by weather forecaster Weathernews Inc. The survey was conducted on subscribers to its smartphone apps. In ranking their individual spending plans for this year's ...

| Feb 4, 2017

Flower power

Middle-aged man #1: The plum blossoms are out in (Tokyo's) Komazawa Park. Not much longer till cherry blossom season. Planning anything special this year? Middle-aged man #2: I was just going to do the same as every year — go to Ueno Park. Middle-aged man #1: ...

City famed for cherry blossoms deploys camera drone

Apr 21, 2016

City famed for cherry blossoms deploys camera drone

A northeastern city renowned for its cherry blossom is teaming up with a software developer to film the scene using drones, in a bid to boost tourism and assist in the upkeep of the trees. Senboku in Akita Prefecture, which boasts the cherry trees in ...