Due up - March

Later this month, the much awaited cherry blossom season will arrive. The Weather Agency is predicting the trees will blossom around March 26th in central Tokyo, which is around average. This means the peak viewing will be the first week of April.

March is also the start of the sports season in Japan. On the 7th, the J League soccer season will kickoff.  FC Tokyo will play its home opener on the 14th, at the Ajinomoto Stadium in the western suburbs of Fuchu. The baseball season gets underway with the Giants playing its opener on the 27th at the Tokyo Dome. The Swallows will play host to the Tigers at the Jingu Stadium on the 31st.