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Cherry Blossoms Make Japan Most Popular Easter Tourist Destination

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Cherry blossoms made Japan the most popular Easter tourist destination, according to an online booking site.

Tokyo is officially the most booked travel destination for Easter due to the Christian holiday aligning with cherry blossom season, according to an online booking site Agoda, The Daily Mail reported. The cherry blossoms of the sakura trees began blooming March 17, according to kyuhoshi.com. Tokyo was expected to reach their highlight of the season March 25 — a few days before Easter.

The front runner for Easter destinations was Manila due to its large Christian population. The island country is known for having a world-renowned church service and street festivals for Easter. However, the beautiful pink trees in Japan allowed the country to edge out the compeition.

Tokyo is set to have many Easter-related events Sunday. Chocolat de Easter, an organization dedicated to organizing Easter events in Japan, will create many Easter-related deserts. Tourists who are staying at The Grand Hyatt hotel can sample an Easter brunch. Sanrio Puroland, a Hello Kitty-themed amusement park, will also organize Easter-related events.

Cherry Blossoms are expected to be in full bloom throughout Japan on March 27.

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