<Learn about Ohanami>
Ohanami (flower viewing) is the traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers in spring, flowers are in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry ("sakura") or, less frequently, plum ("ume") trees.
In modern-day Japan, Ohanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura during daytime or at night. Ohanami at night is called yozakura, "night sakura". A more ancient form of hanami also exists in Japan, which is enjoying the plum blossoms (ume) instead, which is narrowly referred to as umemi (plum-viewing). The practice of hanami is many centuries old. The custom is said to have started during the Nara period (710–794) when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning. But by the Heian period (794–1185), sakura came to attract more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura.
The custom was originally limited to the elite of the Imperial Court, but soon spread to samurai society and, by the Edo period, to the common people as well. Under the sakura trees, people had lunch and drank sake in cheerful feasts. The Japanese people continue the tradition of hanami, gathering in great numbers wherever the flowering trees are found. Thousands of people fill the parks to hold feasts under the flowering trees, and sometimes these parties go on until late at night. In more than half of Japan, the cherry blossoming days come at the same time as the beginning of school and work after vacation, and so welcoming parties are often opened with hanami. Usually, people go to the parks to keep the best places to celebrate hanami with friends, family, and company coworkers many hours or even days before.
You can have the experience of Ohanami with us in Ise !
We will show you a great spot for Ohanami, and provide you with lovely dango and bento to eat while viewing flowers, which Japanese people traditionally do. Also, we will go to a temple to have a meditation before that as a Japanese culture.
Program: 3 Days in early April
Application deadline: March 20th
To make the plan cheaper, You can skip the 1st day if you are living nearby (Please talk to us)
The 1st Day
・Arriving at Ise <Picking up>
The 2nd Day
・Meditation at a temple
・Having dango and bento while viewing flowers (Ohanami)
・Visiting Meotoiwa and Okitama shrine, and having Akafuku around there
・Yozakura (viewing flowers at night), and having dinner at street stalls
The 3rd Day
・Breakfast (making rice balls)
・Visiting Ise-Jingu (Ise shrine)
※The order of the schedule could change
Price: 25,000 yen (tax excluded)
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