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GaijinPot’s 2019 Cherry Blossom Contest Winner and Top 20 Photos

And the #gaijinpotsakura grand prize goes to...

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How Did Cherry Blossom Viewing Start in Japan?

We asked hanami revelers if they knew the origins of cherry blossom viewing.

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Cherry Blossom Season has Officially Started in Tokyo

They’re expected to be in full bloom this Friday. Let the hanami begin!

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5 Things to Do in Japan This Spring (That Don’t Involve Hanami)

If you want to tone down the sakura celebrations this year, here are five alternatives to squatting in the cold on a blue tarp.

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2018 GaijinPot Cherry Blossom Contest Winners

Did you enter our 2018 GaijinPot Cherry Blossom Contest? The winners are in!

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20 Images that Prove Cherry Blossoms in Japan Make Life Worth Living

Sakura & animal selfies and scenery straight out of a storybook... Here are just a few of our favorite posts so far from the ongoing 2018 GaijinPot Cherry Blossom Contest.

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Spring Is In The Air

The cherry blossoms signal rebirth and new beginnings, and when Japanese people witness the first flushes of pink in parks and on tree-lined boulevards areas they know that the cold, dark days of winter are almost over.

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Get Ready, It’s Sakura Time!

Grab your camera and head to these areas in Tokyo to enjoy the sakura.

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