Why Sakura songs are suitable for learning Japanese

Do you know any Japanese songs filled with sakura? Around the time that cherry blossoms are in full bloom, Japanese people like singing sakura songs in Karaoke, Hanami, or homes. If you’re a Japanese learner, remembering Japanese songs especially sakura ones is smart way.


Sakura songs have 3 essential elements for learning

As for learning new languages, having some fun with five senses is a key to keep going. So that’s also good idea to find your favorite anime, manga or movie. Personally, I’m sometimes impressed that foreigners try to sing Japanese songs with the good pronunciations though. Anyway, I’d like to tell you why especially sakura songs are suitable for learning Japanese.

1, Tempos are slow and calm

Beat per minute is crucial to pronounce or listen to each Japanese word. Some hiatus between words can make you easy to understand the outline of words and ready for next phrase.

2, Lyrics are simple and classic

You might already know some Japanese words, and those should be a big help to remember sakura songs. Difficult words itself or phrasing are also not used so many.

3, Melodies are sweat

Only listen to sakura songs, you could feel kind of healing and melancholy. Most of the melodies tend to be composed like cherry blossoms are now falling.

Lastly, I’d like to tell you some popular sakura songs (tittle / artist) below. Hope you find good one and enjoy lovely spring with the music in your place!

Sakura / Ikimono-gakari

Sakura (Dokusyo) / Naotaro Moriyama

Sakura Drops / Hikaru Utada

Sakura Zaka / Masaharu Fukuyama

Sakura / Ketsumeishi