The cherry blossom trees in Tokyo are expected to open their blooms on March 23 according to predictions by the Japan Meteorological Corp., a private weather-forecasting company. The trees are expected to reach full bloom eight days later on March 31. This is earlier than usual due in part due to more mild fall and winter weather conditions in Tokyo.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus discouraged us from attending any traditional viewing party with friends last year and will certainly restrict our options again. However, the beautiful tress are everywhere and as last year, just taking Toma for an early spring day walk was a thrilling experience.