The blooming of sakura or cherry blossoms in Japan is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the planet.

Why are brands like Starbucks and Coca-Cola obsessed with recreating the cherry blossom flavour?

But what flavour is sakura? It is subtle, and there is a distinction between the flower and the leaf

Topic |   Origins series

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The blooming of sakura or cherry blossoms in Japan is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the planet.
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On a clear day, one can see from Sumida, through downtown Tokyo all the way to Mt Fuji. Photos: Cedric Tan

5 ways to maximise your time at Tokyo Skytree’s restaurants, hotel and shopping mall

Marvel at Japanese technology inside the nation’s tallest tower – from flamboyantly themed lifts to intricate design

Topic |   Japan

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On a clear day, one can see from Sumida, through downtown Tokyo all the way to Mt Fuji. Photos: Cedric Tan
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