Here's how you can view Japan's cherry blossoms from home

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 03 2020 04:23 PM

Missing Japan? The Land of the Rising Sun has come up with a way for people across the globe to view its sakura, or cherry blossoms, from the comfort of their home.

Live cameras have been set up in parts of Japan for virtual hanami, or flower viewing, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, as shared in an article by Japan Times.

Among those livestreamed are the sakura trees lining the banks of Meguro River, which passes through Tokyo's Meguro Ward; and Abe Monjuin Temple in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture.

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Japan Times said both live feeds will be available until early this month, with Koriyama City in Fukushima to show its own livestream of a weeping cherry tree by mid-April.

Hanami is a Japanese tradition where people gather under sakura trees to eat, drink, and admire the blossoms.

Parks, temples, and shrines in Japan are empty this year, however, due to efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.