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2020 cherry blossom forecast for Japan

The Japanese cherry blossom, or sakura, has long been adored by people across the globe. It is regarded as a symbol of renewal, vitality, and beauty. During the spring season of each year, thousands travel to Japan to view the wondrous spectacle of these white or pink flowers blooming en masse.

Update (February 20, 2020): It seems that the forecasts for 2020 predict a cherry blossom earlier than in recent years in all regions of Japan. Check the updated dates in our table.

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Best time to visit Japan: Travel guide

When is the best time to visit Japan? This is a question without a simple answer. Japan is a year-round destination, with interesting activities, attractions, and festivities throughout the year.

You’ve been saving up, making plans, and dreaming of your Japan vacation. For many, visiting Japan is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But, what time of year should you visit in order to have the best vacation possible?

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Super Nintendo World in Japan’s Universal Studios

Announced in 2015, Japan’s much-anticipated Super Nintendo World is currently under construction. It is estimated that the project will cost between $350 and $550 million USD. The park is set to open in the summer of 2020 as part of Universal Studios Japan (USJ) – the tenth “land” of that theme park. This video game inspired theme park is located in Osaka, and Nintendo fans are hungry for pre-grand opening details.

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Is it safe to travel to Japan? 2020 travel guide

The simple answer to that question is yes. In many ways, Japan is among the safest international destinations. We’ve compiled the following data on many travelers’ foremost concerns so you can rest easy and enjoy your Japan vacation.

Japan is one of the countries with the lowest violent crime rates in the world, and the Japanese are proud of their safety and order and their culture always prioritizes the common good. That is why it is common to see children traveling in the subway alone, people leaving their keys in the car with the engine running and the doors of their houses unlocked. You can walk alone at night without having to look over your shoulder, although, of course, it is always advisable to act wisely.

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