Tokyo hanami: Yasukuni Shrine

Tokyo hanami: Yasukuni Shrine

The JMA's index tree that defines Tokyo's hanami season is located at Yasukuni Shrine.

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Tokyo hanami: Inokashira Park

Tokyo hanami: Inokashira Park

Inokashira Pond is a great place to pop into a boat and observe cherry blossoms.

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Tokyo hanami: Kunitachi

Tokyo hanami: Kunitachi

Cherry trees planted in 1934 to celebrate Emperor Akihito's birth are growing old.

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Tokyo hanami: Ueno Park

Tokyo hanami: Ueno Park

Ueno Park's cherry blossoms inspire picnics and daytime drinking.

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Emperor enjoys cherry blossoms in Kyoto

Emperor enjoys cherry blossoms in Kyoto

Japan's emperor and empress view cherry blossoms in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

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92-year-old slays boar with hoe

92-year-old slays boar with hoe

A 92-year-old man fends off a wild boar and kills him with a hoe.

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Cherry-blossom fever heats up

Cherry-blossom fever heats up

Cherry-blossom viewing gets into full swing as cherry blossoms in Wakayama are declared in bloom.

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Sakura craze starts in Tokyo

Sakura craze starts in Tokyo

The flowery fun is starting in the nation.

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Dead dugong washes ashore

Dead dugong washes ashore

A dead dugong washes ashore in Okinawa, southwest Japan.

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Panda eating heart-shaped ice

Panda eating heart-shaped ice

Pandas at a zoo in Wakayama Prefecture enjoy an icy treat on Japan's White Day holiday.

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