Spring is the season of cherry blossoms. However, cherry blossom viewing under the cherry blossoms in full bloom can only be enjoyed during a short period from late March to early April.
Here are some sweets and goods that allow you to enjoy the cherry blossoms even after the cherry blossom season is over. Why don’t you enjoy the cherry blossom season at home or on a trip?
１．Spring-colored sweets with strawberries and cherry blossoms
KUMONOCHA CAFE is a cafe in Kyoto that has become a hot topic on SNS for its cute cloud-shaped mousse.
Spring-colored sweets are now available only during the cherry blossom season.
The spring pink-colored “Kumono Sakura Mousse” has a mild, refreshing and light taste like strawberry milk, with an impressive slight aroma of cherry blossoms.
“Harusaki Parfait” is a spring-colored parfait that brings together the colors of spring, is full of cherry blossoms: cherry blossom mont blanc, cherry blossom ice cream, and cherry blossom cream! Layers of cream, chiffon cake, and jelly can be enjoyed from the top to the bottom of the glass.
[Sales period] Until May 7, 2023
[Sold at] KUMONOCHA KIYOMIZU SANNNENZAKA SHOP
２．Sakura-scented natural salt bath
(THE JUNEI HOTEL Kyoto Imperial Palace West)
THE JUNEI HOTEL Kyoto Imperial Palace West, an 8-room luxury hotel, offers a special spring experience.
The mineral-rich Dead Sea (salt lake) natural salt bath salt “Sakura-scented natural salt bath” with a hint of cherry blossom fragrance locked in has an outstanding relaxing effect. It is sure to moisturize your skin and mind while feeling the beautiful spring.
As a seasonal treat, your room is prepared with “Sakura Joyo,” a sweet treat that brings out the feeling of spring from Narumi Mochi, a long-established Japanese confectionery and sweet shop in Kyoto. Please taste the elegant manjuu covered with faintly fragrant, pretty cherry blossom petals.
[Provision period] Until April 30, 2023
3-14 Shimochojamachi, Higashihorikawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto [MAP]
３．Cherry & strawberry Kyo Waffle
The one-hand sweets Kyo Waffle, which are cute, easy to eat, and delicious, now comes in a spring-only flavor, “[Spring-only] Fragrant Kyo Waffle – Hanayaka Sakura Milk Tea & Mellow Strawberry Milk Tea”.
４．Cherry Blossom Jewelry
BIZOUX, a jewelry brand that handles more than 100 types of natural colored stones, sells new jewelry with a cherry blossom motif.
“Sakura Belle Ezen” expresses weeping cherry blossoms fluttering in the spring breeze. This jewelry is a luxurious way to celebrate spring.
[Sales location] BIZOUX Umeda Store (Grand Front Osaka)
５．Spring Limited Sweets
Saryo Tsujiri Gion Honten, which brings the rich taste and pleasure of Uji tea from Gion, Kyoto, offers a satisfying parfait “Haru-urara” topped with artisan-made rich cherry cheesecake and served with green tea strawbimochi and three kinds of ice cream.
[Sales period] Until April 30, 2023
Even though the cherry blossom viewing season has passed, there are many sweets and goods that will make you feel the cherry blossoms. Enjoy spring to the fullest with the aroma of cherry blossoms, the taste of cherry blossoms, and cherry blossom motifs!