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Best cherry blossom desserts and drinks

Here are the tastiest, most photogenic sakura desserts and drinks in Tokyo right now

By Kasey Furutani

The official first day of spring might be March 20 but that doesn't stop the influx of sakura-inspired items appearing in Tokyo starting as early as February – perhaps to coincide with the blooming of the winter cherry blossoms. These pastel pink cherry blossom-flavoured desserts and drinks make for perfect Instagram-fodder and with hanami season just around the corner (the 2020 forecast predicts mid-March), we've rounded up some of the best seasonal sakura desserts and drinks to indulge in while waiting for milder temperatures to hit our city. 

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Sakura desserts

Chomeiji Sakuramochi

Shopping Mukojima

This Mukojima store was founded in 1717 by the father of sakuramochi – a pink rice cake (mochi) with a sweet red bean paste centre, all wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom leaf. Peel off the leaf to take in the sakura aroma, and then eat the mochi with the leaf for the perfect combo of sweet and salty. Ideal for hanami by the Sumida River...

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Cherry blossoms 2020 forecast

News City Life

Ah, the cherry blossom season. These fragile, fleeting but oh-so-gorgeous pink sakura petals only make their appearance for one week out of the year. Here's the sakura forecast for 2020


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