Due to growing fears of the coronavirus, cherry blossom festivities in widely-visited areas around Japan have now been canceled.
Celebrations in areas in Tokyo and Osaka, in particular, which sees a high number of tourists every year who want to enjoy the sight of pink and white trees in verdant city parks, were reported to not go ahead as planned in April. It’s most likely that celebrations in other areas around the country will follow suit.
However, locals and visitors may still enjoy the view of blooming cherry blossom trees located along public roads.
This news comes after Japan has confirmed over 230 infections. Many tourist spots, theme parks, and schools have closed down in the meantime.
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