What is Yozakura? Does this word sound familiar to you? Indeed it is a Japanese word 夜桜 (Yozakura). Those who read manga or watch anime are familiar of the word “Yozakura Quartet“. I think you understand me that I am not going to tell you about that manga here but something which is very extraordinary. Well, Yozakura means night sakura, so viewing cherry blossom at night is called Yozakura. It is quite a familiar night event for Japanese in spring. Usually, the one who does not like to go out at night much, I can guarantee you that he/she would like to go out to see beautiful sakura at night in spring.
Hanami at night brings a beautiful scenery of majestic cherry blossoms. Could you imagine that? With the right lighting, sakura sparkle nicely! In fact this is what I expect to see when sakura are in full bloom. You will be amazed viewing night sakura in Japan, no doubt about that. I can’t explain to you in words what I feel when I am under sakura trees at night, it is just like I am dreaming something peaceful and magical.
Where there is hanami there is picnic spots as well. Having a picnic party on day light is a different thing than having a picnic party in the evening time. Japanese traditional lanterns are seen near sakura trees. That’s the perfect spot to have an evening picnic party with friends and family members. Pouring some sake in a sake cup one can enjoy the whole evening time till the late night. I can suggest you to go there with nice sake set, you can easily buy beautiful traditional sake set there.
Kyoto and Tokyo both are the perfect destinations to enjoy viewing Yozakura (Night sakura). In Kyoto, you could find countless hanami spots, some of them are very famous for viewing sakura at night such as Maruyama park, Okazaki Canal, Kyoto Botanical Garden, Arashiyama and Philosopher’s Path.
If you decide to go to Maruyama Park to see illuminated night sakura then you would witness a giant weeping cherry tree there. It looks so beautiful at night since it gets lit up in the evening time. Let me introduce you a famous Yozakura spot, located in Tokyo. The spot name is called Nakameguro Sakura Festival ( ). Every day hundreds of visitors visit this hanami spot in spring. I hope you will not miss this spot. You also can visit Rikugien Garden, just take a look at the intro photo. That’s the best sakura viewing spot where you can see such a nice weeping cherry trees. Indeed it is a very impressive hanami spot.
I do hope you have enjoyed reading this post about Yozakura. Japanese cherry blossom can’t make you bored; rather it makes you to feel something that you never felt before. If you are young enough and want to drink something under cherry trees then why don’t you think of drinking Japanese Sake? Before doing that, make sure you do have a beautiful sake set.
However, spring season is the best season for Japanese. We do have a lot funs just walking under the sakura trees. Enjoy night sakura viewing all over Japan, good luck.
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