Hanami 2014 is go!
Cherry blossom season officially started the other day when the buds on one of the marker trees in Shukkei-en Garden started to open. The first of the year’s hanami parties will be held this weekend – notably the traditional MAC Bar hanami on Sunday, March 30 next to the Kyobashi river at Hakushima Kuken-cho Park.
Read our guide to some the best hanami spots in Hiroshima city here or download our one page hanami map [pdf].
Shukkei-en Garden will be open late, and its many cherry trees illuminated after dark from this Friday (March 28) until April 5. See photos from last year here.