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Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival Extended – Sakura Guide Update

Due to the the later than expected blooming of sakura trees the Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival has been extended 6 additional days until April 9. It was originally scheduled to end on April 3. The sakura illumination (entry fees required in some areas) as well as the gourmet yatai and BBQ food stalls will stay open during the extended period. On the weekend there will be volunteer sakura guides and special staff for foreign tourists. Source: Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival Committee, 3/30 (official website Attached here are photos taken on Tuesday, April 4. Blossoms were 50% out and should be in further in bloom today, April 5. Rain is predicted to fall tomorrow and throughout the coming days, so today and tonight is a good time to go! For a list of cherry blossom viewing placed in Fukuoka in English, access this website:

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Published: Apr 5, 2017 / Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017