A Neophyte’s Hanami Guide

5 Important Tips for Cherry Blossom Season

Donny Kimball
6 min readJul 3, 2017

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The Kawaguchiko area is great for cherry blossoms and hanami parties

Hanami (lit. “flower viewing”) is the traditional annual Japanese custom of enjoying the transience of the country’s legendary cherry blossoms or sakura as the locals call them. Every year, beginning in the latter half of March, Japan’s sakura emerge from their long dormancy awakening in bursts of breathtaking pink hues. Given that hanami is one of…

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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/