BBC Two Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time (T) Fri 20:30

Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time (T)

The sakura spring is an impressive sight, as blankets of cherry blossom flowers transform Japan's landscape. Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and James Wong join hundreds of thousands of travellers visiting Japan to indulge in hanami - the national tradition of flower watching. As each follows their own sakura stories, the trio learn that the arrival of the blossom is not just a spectacle of nature - it has become one of the country's most important cultural moments, influencing its economy, tourism and family tradition.