Preview – Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time

Michaela Strachan - Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time

A natural wonder, it’s the time of year when Japan springs to life with miles and miles of beautiful pink cherry blossom or ‘sakura’ covering the parks and riverbanks, lining the country in a flowery blanket.

Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and James Wong head to Japan to join the cherry blossom celebrations taking place this spring.

Whilst James looks at the history of this famous festival, Chris and Michaela discover the wildlife that lives alongside the blossom. And all three find themselves partying with the crowds of Japanese ‘blossom watchers’.

Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time, Friday, 8.30pm – BBC Two

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