Cherry trees in full bloom in Tokyo, elsewhere across Japan

National Mar 31, 2016

Cherry trees in full bloom in Tokyo, elsewhere across Japan

Cherry trees reached full bloom in central Tokyo on Thursday, three days earlier than usual amid warm weather, and two days later than last year, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. About 80 percent of buds on the Somei-Yoshino variety of cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine ...

Tokyo's Ueno Park blossoms as tourist site

National | AT A GLANCE Apr 7, 2015

Tokyo's Ueno Park blossoms as tourist site

by Yoshiaki Miura

Ueno Park, one of Tokyo's best-known landmarks, is Japan's first government-designated park, with its origins dating back to the Meiji Era. It was Dutch military Dr. Anthonius Franciscus Bauduin (1820-1885) who first proposed the idea of giving the area special status. At this time of ...