Definition of “in bloom” for cherry blossoms during the 2024 Spring Cruise period (March 20 – April 25)
Flowering (beginning of blooming): In principle, the second tree upstream from Shiokura Bridge on the opposite bank of Matsukawa teahouse (left bank side) (Matsukawa Sakura Supporter’s Group management No. H2) will be the reference tree, and it will be in bloom from the day after five or more flowers open.
《During this time, flowering》
End (fall): In principle, the sixth tree upstream from Shiokura Bridge on the right bank (alongside Matsukawa Tea House. The period of blooming will start the day after more than 80% of the flowers have fallen and end during the period of blooming.
*The trees on the left bank (north side) and the right bank (south side) of the Matsukawa River tend to bloom and fall two to three days apart due to differences in sunlight. For this reason, the trees on the left bank (north side), which receive more sunlight and bloom earlier, are used as the standard trees for flowering, while the trees on the right bank (south side), which receive less sunlight and bloom later, are used as the standard trees for the end of the blooming period.
*The announcement of “in bloom” will be made at the ticket office, on the website, and on social networking sites such as the official Twitter, on the day before the surcharge is applied.