Yozakura illuminated cherry blossoms at Shukkei-en

Every spring Shukkei-en Garden opens late and lights up the beautiful blossoms on its many varieties of cherry trees. It can be pretty chilly, but pack your down jacket and rock up with a fondue kit and a bottle of wine, as I saw one couple had done, for a different, and romantic, hanami.

The garden is open until 9:00pm Monday to Thursday and admission is until 30 minutes before closing. In 2016 the cherry blossoms are illuminated from March 24 to April 3.

 

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

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