This year the cherry blossom trees are blooming earlier than ever! The warm weather and the holiday yesterday brought many Tokyoites out of hibernation to start hanami season – picnicking under the cherry blossoms. It’s already such a beautiful scene even though it’s only half bloom. If you’re visiting Tokyo, check out this great roundup of cherry blossom spots, but beware of the massive crowds. Ueno Park, for example, is expecting over 20 million visitors in the next few weeks!