Nakameguro district in Tokyo has officially announced the cancellation of the 34th cherry blossom festival every year to limit the spread of corona virus in Japan.
Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the Japanese government has asked sports and cultural organizations across the country to consider postponing or canceling major festivals until March 15. This requirement is intended to prevent new infections before the strong outbreak of Covid-19 in Japan, one of the two largest outbreaks in Asia outside mainland China.
After Emperor Naruhito of Japan announced the cancellation of gathering people outside the palace during their 60th anniversary, a series of other festivals were in danger of stopping, including the cherry blossom festival. spring.
On February 25, Tokyo Nakameguro district announced the cancellation of the 34th annual Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival. The event is scheduled to take place from March 21 to April 8 this year. This is one of the impressive activities in the country of cherry blossom every year, attracting a lot of visitors to check-in and take pictures. Spring festivals such as Okinawa’s Azalea festival in March have also been canceled.
Meanwhile, Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the famous Japanese cherry blossom events is expected to take place from April 23 to May 6.
In its latest report, the World Health Organization (WHO) said there were 855 cases positive for Covid-19 in Japan, including 691 cases found on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked near Tokyo. . According to WHO, Japan has been confirmed to have the third highest number of infections after China and South Korea.
The Covid-19 pandemic caused many difficulties for Japanese and global tourism, many attractive activities and festivals all over the world. Therefore, traveling to cherry blossom season is not only a high risk of virus infection, but your travel experience may not be as good as many activities here will be limited.