Cherry blossom season arrives in Tokyo

Flowering cherry blossoms and buds from a sample cherry tree, under phenological observation conducted by the Tokyo regional headquarters of the Japan Meteorological Agency, are seen at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine yesterday. The weather agency announced
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Flowering cherry blossoms and buds from a sample cherry tree, under phenological observation conducted by the Tokyo regional headquarters of the Japan Meteorological Agency, are seen at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine yesterday. The weather agency announced the start of the cherry blossom season in the Tokyo area four days earlier than last year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Cherry blossom season arrives in Tokyo'. Print Edition | Subscribe