Hanami 2014 is go!

20140327-083223.jpgCherry 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.

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.