When Onisha and I set out to plan our trip around the world the one thing that sealed the deal for us to come to Japan was the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms). We had to get to Japan at just the right time to see these beautiful flowers as they only bloom for two weeks out of the whole year. The best time to catch a view of these colorful trees was at the end of March to the beginning of April. We just barely made it to see the last week of the blossom. 🙂 To the Japanese the Sakura and Hanami festival (Cherry Blossom Festival) signifies the end of winter and the beginning of spring and new life.