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02Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Against a stunning, clear sky are branches blooming pinkish flowers. For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated Hanami—a simple but stunning cherry blossom viewing to experience with family, friends, food, and drinks. Enjoying the cherry blossoms is an unrivaled spectacle that can only be appreciated during the first few months of the year, depending on whether you’re in Okinawa in January or Hokkaido in May.

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