February 5, 2007

Cherry blossoms, Sakura already out in Tokyo, Japan

Sakura trees

Sakura trees


Tokyo - Cherry trees have started to blossom in Tokyo's Ueno Park, nearly a month earlier than usual, park officials said Monday. The officials said five trees had already blossomed and that four more trees were expected to blossom by next weekend. Japan has been experiencing an unusually warm winter, with temperatures in Tokyo 2 to 4 degrees higher than normal for this time of year.

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