Hotels Gear Up for Cherry Blossom Season

New York Times

Hotels are ready to celebrate cherry blossom season. In Japan, where the tradition of sakura, or celebration of the blooms, originated, theĀ Peninsula Tokyo has a Cherry Blossom ceremony that lasts until April 28. The ritual begins with a cup of tea and a pink macaron offered during a gentle foot scrub that is a prelude to an hour and 50-minute body treatment ($350 on weekends). [Full Article]