Posted on January 24, 2017
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I would say it too early for most areas in Japan! But Maybe if you go to the most southern part!
Visiting Odawara Castle this weekend is very ideal. Light-up of Hydrangeas is going till June 18th. Also the green mood is very pleasing.
Every place have a different seasons flower and attracts a lot of people.
When i went to Nara druing golden there was a huge park full of wisterias.
I mean they are azaleas, wisterias etc., I am sorry for my wrong grammar.
It is azaleas, wisterias, popies, roses etc. season this time. In Kawasaki area, although I have never been, there is a big park with 4,700 roses. It is called Ikuta Ryokuchi Rose garden and they have an event from May 11 to May 28. It is 20 minutes walk from Mukogaokayuen tation on the Odakyu Line.
I was able to check some types of cherry blossoms like Ichiyozakura, Kanzanzakura etc. Their blooming period is from mid of April through the end of the month. Usually, the blooming period last for two weeks or more. Just checked that there is one in Saitama. It is about 4 kilometers of Yaezakura. I wish I could see it next year.
Mostly petals of Someiyoshino Cherry trees were gone like a carpet on the ground, river, pond or the wind blew them away somewhere but we still have other kind of Cherry trees to bloom or some parts of Japan, they are in bloom. We have Yaezakura, Fugenzozakura, Shidarezakura, Kanzanzakura, Ukonzakura, Ichiyozakura, Shougetsuzakura, Kikuzakura , ?????? And other seasoned flowers to enjoy.
Recently, Cherry Blossoms viewing has started from south to north of Japan. You call it Hanami in Japanese. Next time, I will share some photos.
We had ume or plum blossom seasons last February. There are some parts of Izu, Hakone , Odawara ..... with early cherry blossoms. I have been to Matsuda last February and I enjoyed viewing early Cherry Blossoms and Nano Hana or Rape or Canola flower. I love it. It is a striking yellow color. It is an edible flower. Actually, I am planning to plant it next season. You can see it around Japan now.