On March 29, 2024, the Kyoto Local Meteorological Observatory announced that cherry blossoms (Somei Yoshino) were observed blooming in Kyoto City. This is 12 days later than last year (March 17) and three days later than normal (March 26). This appears to be due to the warm winter and cold weather in March. It is said to be the first in the Kinki region.

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