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Ueno Sakura Matsuri

March 21, 2018 - April 8, 2018

In Tokyo, Japan, the yearly celebration of the country’s national flower occurs some time between late March and early April as thousands of people gather under the lush and shady groves of Ueno Park to catch this glorious first sign of spring. It is here that the annual Ueno Sakura Matsuri, Japan’s most popular cherry blossom festival takes place, attracting attendees from all over Japan, and even the world.

With over a thousand cherry blossom trees, Ueno Park is home to dozens of sakura species, each varying in size, shape, and color. When the sun goes down, the whole park is set aglow with hundreds of paper lanterns, known as bonbori, which illuminate the cherry blossoms for the evening. Amidst this dreamy atmosphere, friends and families gather to eat and drink in celebration.


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March 21, 2018
April 8, 2018
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Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan