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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

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When Does the Cherry Blossom Start in Tokyo?

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Since 1953, Japan Meteorological Agency have been researching the beginning date of cherry blossom. The agency assigned one specific tree as the standard tree, and checks it every season. The Tokyo's standard tree is planted in Yasukuni Shrine.

The following shows the dates when the cherry blossom started in Tokyo, 1953-2015.

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Year Date Date m/dd
1953 26-Mar 3/26
1954 26-Mar 3/26
1955 24-Mar 3/24
1956 26-Mar 3/26
1957 2-Apr 4/2
1958 30-Mar 3/30
1959 24-Mar 3/24
1960 23-Mar 3/23
1961 1-Apr 4/1
1962 1-Apr 4/1
1963 1-Apr 4/1
1964 2-Apr 4/2
1965 2-Apr 4/2
1966 20-Mar 3/20
1967 30-Mar 3/30
1968 29-Mar 3/29
1969 6-Apr 4/6
1970 7-Apr 4/7
1971 30-Mar 3/30
1972 28-Mar 3/28
1973 31-Mar 3/31
1974 2-Apr 4/2
1975 29-Mar 3/29
1976 22-Mar 3/22
1977 22-Mar 3/22
1978 31-Mar 3/31
1979 23-Mar 3/23
1980 31-Mar 3/31
1981 26-Mar 3/26
1982 23-Mar 3/23
1983 31-Mar 3/31
1984 11-Apr 4/11
1985 3-Apr 4/3
1986 3-Apr 4/3
1987 23-Mar 3/23
1988 2-Apr 4/2
1989 20-Mar 3/20
1990 20-Mar 3/20
1991 30-Mar 3/30
1992 24-Mar 3/24
1993 24-Mar 3/24
1994 31-Mar 3/31
1995 31-Mar 3/31
1996 31-Mar 3/31
1997 21-Mar 3/21
1998 27-Mar 3/27
1999 24-Mar 3/24
2000 30-Mar 3/30
2001 23-Mar 3/23
2002 16-Mar 3/16
2003 27-Mar 3/27
2004 18-Mar 3/18
2005 31-Mar 3/31
2006 21-Mar 3/21
2007 20-Mar 3/20
2008 22-Mar 3/22
2009 21-Mar 3/21
2010 22-Mar 3/22
2011 28-Mar 3/28
2012 31-Mar 3/31
2013 16-Mar 3/16
2014 25-Mar 3/25
2015 23-Mar 3/23

Source is Japan Meteorological Agency.

www.data.jma.go.jp/sakura/data/index.html

Photo: the standard cherry in Yasukuni

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.