7 Tips to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms in Japan!
Have you noticed that our social media feed is full of pink colour right now? Yeap, cherry blossoms are already blooming in Tokyo, and we are sure you’re going to look for more! If you’re planning to do so, make sure to read these etiquettes to enjoy your first hanami to the fullest. 😂
1. Plan your sakura hunting
Japan is a vast country, and tons of parks offer the view of cherry blossoms trees. All you need to do is planning which city that you wanted to experiences! To do that, you can refer to this year forecast and where can you catch sakura around Japan.
2. Come early & bring your mat
Spring is the most peak season of all times in Japan! Besides tourist, the locals are also looking forward to seeing beautiful blooming sakura too. It’s one of the best time for them to spend with family and friends 8-). So, it’s a perfect time to bring a mat, sit down and just relax!
3. Give other people chances to enjoy hanami too!
We all know it’s high demand during the spring season and everyone want a spot to be part of the remarkable view! That’s why we need to left some places for them and become a win-win situation. 😀
4. Let the Sakura trees stay as it is
Sakura tree is sacred in Japan, and it was part of their culture and tradition. So, we must respect their belief, and you shouldn’t pluck, climb or even shake the trees to get an Instagrammable photo! If you didn’t do anything to harm the trees, congratulations for not being caught by the cherry blossom police unit! *I wish they exist*
5. Check Permission for Barbeques
There are some of the parks that don’t allow you to do barbeques. Due to that, you have to double confirm with the park management. One of the places that allowed you to do so is Maruyama Koen in Hokkaido, and they even have rent out grill services for you!
6. Bring your Halal bento for a picnic!
If you can’t do the barbecues, it’s okay! Just bring a home cook meal and picnic with your loved ones. One of the #aqalilitips is to head to HH Bento Tokyo or Tokyo Halal Bento Facebook and place your Halal bento order before strolling around Tokyo to get the best spot for hanami!
7. Be Trash-Free #lovetheenvironment
After eating all the foods and snacks, make sure to keep your space clean! One of the fantastic things about Japan is their cleanliness, so gather all the rubbish, and throw it in separate bins. If there are no bins at the park, throw it away when you find one! Don’t be intimidated by the Japanese language because got you covered.
From left to right:
不燃物 (ふねんぶつ) – not combustible items
可燃物 (かねんぶつ) – flammable goods
ペットボトル (PET bottles) – Polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles and sometimes cans are gathered in this bin too.
Congratulations for reading all the tips and you’re ready to enjoy sakura right this second! If you are looking for cherry blossoms tour, your wish is my commend because there are few tours that available at Klook. Get an RM15 discount at Klook after you sign up through here.