The first flowers appeared this week on the garden's cherry trees, beginning the "Hanami" season.
A 500-foot-long canopy will be suspended over the park's paths until January 2016.
It's predicted to rain for four days.
The new flood insurance reform, which started on April 1, raises rates up to 18% per year.
Days after a snowstorm ruined the first day of spring, people were eating outdoors in 40-degree weather.
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