Visit Japan Without Leaving Philly

For centuries, Japan has celebrated the return of spring with ohanami​ – parties beneath the blossoming cherry trees with food, drink, and entertainment. Now you can experience this delightful tradition without days of arduous travel. A project of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration not only of these beautiful blossoms, but of Japanese music, art, food, and culture.

Over the course of a week, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, a restaurant week—Dine Out Japan, as well as live musical and dance performances.

The main event, Sakura Sunday is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much much more. Other major events include our Silent Auction, Japanese Culture Week, and the Cherry Blossom 5K. For more details and events, check our calendar.

The Festival is Over, But Blossoming Has Just Begun


It has been another crazy year. The cold winter delayed the flowers, but it could not diminish our spirits! As the Festival organizer, we at the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) were positively overwhelmed support for the 2015 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. We had a tremendous showing throughout the week of events. Sakura Sunday drew 12,000 people for the second consecutive year. Our inaugural Cherry Blossom 10K challenged a record number of runners. And really all of the events seems full of bright, smiling, engaged faces. We hope that you’ll consider … Continue reading →