Japan in Photos -Sakura Season
Spring in Japan is synonymous with the beautiful Sakura cherry blossoms, which are predicted to open considerably earlier than average this year. They are forecast to open on March 15 in Tokyo and March 22 in Kyoto. People all around Japan enjoy taking part in Hanami, a Japanese custom of cherry blossom viewing. Normally this includes outdoor parties and lots of socializing, though this year most people will be keeping distanced.