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Rappler's latest stories on cherry blossoms


Japan cherry blossom festivals canceled as virus fears grow

Feb 29, 2020 - 3:17 PM

Other cherry blossom events – feverishly anticipated by locals and tourists – are likely to follow suit

CHERRY BLOSSOMS. This picture taken on March 31, 2019 shows people enjoying cherry blossom viewing in full bloom at Ueno Park in Tokyo. Major cherry blossom festivals, Japan's traditional spring celebrations, have been cancelled, organisers said February 2020, the latest impact of fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus on events drawing big crowds. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines' Cherry Blossom merch collection is a sakura dream

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:43 AM

The sakura-inspired items include mugs, water bottles, tumblers, and French presses in pastel pink and lilac hues

[OPINION] Planting a lot of trees will make money for cities

Oct 19, 2019 - 11:30 AM

What if we plant our trees in clusters, or line a kilometer with just one species, a sunny yellow tree for instance, in the tradition of the cherry blossoms? Wouldn’t that look amazing?

CHERRY BLOSSOMS. Cherry blossoms from the Tidal Basin area in Washington DC, USA. Photo by Nicolas Raymond from Bethesda, Maryland, USA/CC BY 2.0

IN PHOTOS: Where to find 'cherry blossoms' in the Philippines

Apr 15, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The blooms may not be the exactly like Japan's iconic sakura, but they are distant cousins sharing the same ancestor

CHERRY BLOSSOM? This tree in Dasmarinas, Cavite resembles Japan's sakura in full bloom. Photo courtesy of Mio Caguicla

Budget guide and itinerary: Cherry blossom season in central Japan

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:43 PM

This writer spends about P20,000 for a 3-day trip to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom in central Japan. See her detailed budget guide and itinerary here to plan your own sakura-themed vacation

Photo by Irene Maligat

'Cherry blossoms' park to rise in Puerto Princesa

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Balayong which is endemic to Palawan is in full bloom in February up to summer

Japan counts down to cherry blossom fever

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:10 AM

Millions of Japanese celebrate the explosion of white and pink flowers heralding the change of season

AWAITING BLOOM. White-collar workers enjoy their lunch break underneath cherry blossom trees at a park in Tokyo on April 3, 2017. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

'Cherry blossoms? PH has beautiful native trees'

Jun 12, 2016 - 4:30 PM

According to Haribon Foundation there are many beautiful flowering native trees in the country that the world has yet to discover

NATIVE TREES. There are many native trees that are just as beautiful as the cherry blossom trees, according to Haribon Foundation. Photo by Irene Maligat and Maia Tañedo

'Sakura' in PH: Cherry blossom park to open in Benguet

Jun 08, 2016 - 5:26 PM

A cherry blossom park is set to open in Atok Benguet in the cool northern part of the Philippines

'SAKURA' IN THE PHILIPPINES. A cherry blossom park is set to open in Atok, Benguet – a tie-up project between the Kochi Prefecture and Benguet province. Pictured are the cherry blossoms at the Yamazakigawa Riverside in Nagoya, Japan. Photo provided by Irene Maligat

Planning your cherry blossom Japan adventure: 5 beautiful viewing spots

Apr 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Find the perfect spot for your next Japan trip – or simply bask in the beauty of these pictures of cherry blossoms in full bloom

Let a hundred flowers bloom: China, Korea, Japan in cherry trifle

Mar 30, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Where did cherry blossoms really originate? China Korea and Japan have different claims

TOURIST ATTRACTION. Visitors on a bridge over the Chidorigafuchi moat are framed by cherry blossoms in full bloom 30 March 2015.

IN PHOTOS: Cherry blossom season in Japan 2014

Apr 11, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Cherry blossoms also known as sakura are currently blooming in Japan – much to the delight of the Japanese and the tourists who have come to see them

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

Apr 11, 2014 - 1:23 PM

After spending some time in space a cherry tree sapling shows a record breaking growth rate

Preview: Volcanoes battle Japan Cherry Blossoms

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:45 AM

The Philippine Volcanoes face top ranked Japan in the A5N tomorrow Expo Mejia gives us a lowdown of the battle

The empire smiles back: Taiwan's Japanese cherry festival

Mar 25, 2012 - 12:49 PM

In the latest triumph of Japanese soft power in its former colony tens of thousands of Taiwanese have taken up planting cherry trees to revel in their colorful bloom for a few precious moments each spring just like in Japan