Hanami, or “flower viewing,” especially cherry blossoms, with friends and family, is one of the best times to be in Japan. A tradition in Japan, modern hanami is enjoyed with copious amounts of food and drink. The practice is so widespread that finding and securing a good spot in a popular park at peak season may require arriving the day before and essentially camping out on one. The experience is different depending on where you go and who you go with, but it feels a lot like the entire country is collectively casting off the winter in a sudden rush of energy.
Have a look at these hanami options in your area!