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The cold of winter has lifted and our great city is slowly switching gears into spring. In other words, the 2020 Tokyo sakura season is just around the corner: the latest cherry blossom forecast sets the flowering date at March 16, with ‘peak bloom’ expected around March 23. Although these divinations tend to change frequently the further we get into March, there’s still no harm in planning ahead for your hanami.
You can find cherry blossoms in many places across Tokyo, from the city's best parks including Shinjuku Gyoen and Rikugien, to pretty suburban streets in Nakameguro, Kunitachi and the like. So with cameras at the ready, off you go to these top places in Tokyo for the most beautiful spring blooms.
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