SAKURA SEASON 2022 / JAPAN
Cherry Blossom & Flower Viewing
Flower viewing usually refers to going to parks and enjoying SAKURA flowers. It is not a long-term period on the contrary of displayed in dramas and animes. It is usually between the end of March to the beginning of May. It depends on the climate and temperature lows in autumn and winter.
This year, it is expected about 26 March. Last two year, there were restrictions and public events for HANAMI was canceled to prevent the Covid. Unfortunately, this year can be the same. However, you can still enjoy drinking and eating under the cherry blossom trees. Crowded gatherings are not encouraged to organize some events but, small groups and families can enjoy while considering preventions.
<Dates for sakura blooming>
Tokyo — Flowering: March 26 / Full bloom: April 2
Nagoya — Flowering: March 26 / Full bloom: April 4
Kyoto — Flowering: March 29 / Full bloom: April 6
Osaka — Flowering: March 29 / Full bloom: April 5
Seasonality is very important for Japanese culture. Each season, you can enjoy specific sceneries and experiences. From restaurants, menus to the color theme of the supermarket shelves keep changing.
Of course, sakura season is a good chance to take these pink themes to apply almost every aspect of Japanese life. It can be considered as one of the “Only in Japan” experiences.
In my previous blog, I mentioned the Starbucks Japan Cherry Blossom Drinks. I would like to introduce you more to Cherry Blossom's inspiration for the most loved coffee shops and products.
Sakura Milk Tea > A fluffy scent of cherry blossoms and a pale pink spring color whip cream hot drink with spring color crunch at the top of the cream.
S Size: ¥ 440 | M Size: ¥ 550 (tax included)
(If you like you can choose Soy Milk)
Sakura Roll Cake > A gorgeous roll cake spreading after entering your mouth. Salted sakura leaves as a topping and sponge cake kneaded with cherry source.
¥ 450 (tax included)
Deep Matcha Mont Blance > Japanese Mont Blance made by Uji Matcha (It’s a common name for Japanese Green tea cultivated produced from Uji, Kyoto)
Mont Blanc is on the top with cream made from Uji Matcha and cocoa sponge cake with a soft texture.
¥ 450 (tax included)
Doutor is another popular coffee shop chain in Japan.
Marshmallow Fluffy Sakura Ole> Patel shape marshmallow and cherry paste for sakura for a fluffy spring paste served hot. (first drink from left hand side)
M Size: ¥ 520
Marshmallow Fluffy Sakura Warabimochi> It has a gorgeous appearance and a texture that changes with the chewy warabi mochi(Japanese confection made from bracken starch and covered or dipped in sweet toasted soybean flour). You can enjoy it from the beginning to the end.
M ¥ 550
Chery Mont Blanc> A cute Mont Blanc packed with the taste of cherry blossoms. Sakura whipped cream in the cherry mont blanc cream. You can enjoy the elegant sweetness.
Sakura Baumkuchen> The soft texture of the dough has a gentle sweetness with a fluffy scent of cherry blossoms. A sweet that goes well with coffee for food and drink matching.
Premium Roast Coffee Cherry Blossom> Beans are smoked with cherry chips with cherry powder made from double cherry blossoms and Oshima cherry leaves. If you add sugar, you can enjoy the scent of cherry blossoms more as recommended by Doutor Barista.
Sakura Dance Strawberry Latte>The sweetness of condensed milk is topped with a cherry-flavored sauce and strawberry curl chocolate like cherry blossom petals. There are hot and cold versions.
¥ 630 (Tall Size Only)
Tom and Jerry & TEA Sakura-Scented Peach Tea Ole> A mellow and
fruity black tea drink with a thick white peach sauce.
The scent of cherry-flavored sauce is fluffy. There is a hot and cold version.
¥ 630 (Tall Size Only)
*After your purchase, don’t throw the receipt soon. If you can scan the QR Code on the receipt, you can enjoy with Tom & Jerry animation.
Tom and Jerry Fluffy Bread Colorful Sand> Sandwiched with colorful ingredients such as bologna sausage, scrambled eggs, cherry tomatoes, and cheese.
Tom and Jerry Sakura White Chocolate> The strawberry-flavored moist old fashion fabric is decorated with white chocolate with a slight scent of cherry blossoms.
LINDOR SAKURA & CREAM
White chocolate shell with strawberry powder and cherry-flavored filling.
It has a taste and aroma that makes you feel the seasons of Japan.
These are the popular menus and items from the most visited coffee chains in Japan. Of course, there are more sakura and spring-inspired foods, drinks, confectionaries, and snacks you can find it easily.
I love this seasonality and experience in Japan. It reminds me of change, life, death, beginnings, ends, and continuity.
I am happy to share and guide you about life in Japan. There are many aspects and interesting things you may like. For next, please let me know what you want to know about Japan.