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Chasing the Cherry Blossoms

Following Peak Bloom in Japan

Donny Kimball
7 min readMay 25, 2021

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An iconic cherry blossom tree in on Kyoto’s Ninenzaka slope during spring
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium

As anyone who has planned (or is currently planning) a springtime trip to Japan likely already knows, the cherry blossoms tend to reach their zenith in Tokyo around the end of March. While still somewhat chilly, this annual flowering is cause for much celebration in Japan’s capital city. Alas, one…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/