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The cherry blossom flower, or the sakura as it is known in Japan, Is a popular flower that is widespread across Japan. They play a prominent part in Japanese life and the Cherry Blossom Season is an event that cities and towns celebrate and partake in every year. Each year this season is closely monitored and forecast by experts who give estimated dates for the cherry trees in each region to open their blossoms, along with the predicted best viewing times. During the blossoming time, people turn out in large numbers in parks, walkways and temples to hold flower-viewing parties along with 'Hanami' festivals that celebrate the beauty of the trees.
Kyoto's Cherry Blossom Season has begun with the estimated best viewing period to be from April 9th to 18th. Kyoto is particularly busy during this time as many people visit the city to view the cherry blossoms along Philosopher's Path and Maruyama Park. If you're not successful in finding Kyoto accommodation then why not try Osaka which is only 15 minutes away by Shinkansen to Kyoto if you have JR Pass. There's also Nara which is only 30 minutes by local train or JR line to Kyoto. There are many trains scheduled in and out Kyoto daily to/from Osaka and Nara and they start from early in the morning until midnight every day.
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