Japan’s cherry blossoms are in bloom and the photos are spectacular

Jun 06, 2017
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With more than 200 varieties of cherry blossoms in Japan, it’s no wonder that the arrival of spring each year comes with quite a bit of fanfare. Not only does the season make a magnificent mark on the landscape, but it’s cause for national celebration. The cherry blossom, known locally as sakura, is Japan’s national flower and can be seen in full bloom from late March until mid-April. This small window of opportunity makes the cherry blossom season an exciting experience for tourists, who travel from all across the world to see this wonderful natural event.

While it can be a particularly busy time to visit Japan, it is worth the opportunity to see the scenery come alive with vibrant shades of pink. You might like to make your way to one of the many parks and gardens, pack a picnic lunch and mingle with the locals and other tourists who spend their time outside to take in as much of the beautiful landscapes as possible. The cherry blossoms have already begun to bloom in some areas of Japan and the photos are absolutely spectacular. Here are just a few.

1. This beautiful shot was taken on Yoshino Mountain: 

World of sakura in beautiful blooms! 🌸 . . . . 🌸 . . #allaboutsakura #spring #mountyoshino #nara #japan #travel #traveldestination

A post shared by Amelie Baek (@amzlove_) on Feb 5, 2017 at 7:06pm PST

2. Which seems like the perfect spot to see the blossoms in bloom: 

Memory🌚

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3. With scenes like this, it’s no wonder it’s so popular: 

奈良1💕 #風景#景色#写真撮ってる人と繋がりたい #カメラ男子 #カメラ好きな人と繋がりたい #はなまっぷ#ファインダー越しの私の世界 #ダレカトミタイフウケイ #アナタトミタイケシキ #pinkypanter_arts #total_travelstotal_spring#jalan_asobi#amazing_shotz#bestphoto_japan#love#like#ig_color#total_mypink#total_myworld #total_mypink#total_roads#insta_world_photo#pocket_garden#amazing_shotz#love#like#total_trees #lovers_united_japan#asi_es_colorsworld#spechal_spots_#total_trees#total_seasons

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4. Ueno Park is another favourite: 

#uenopark #sakura #kawazuzakura 🌸🌸🌸

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5. While the locals love to get out into nature and explore the blooms on foot:

青空にサクラってだいすき🌸🌸💙 * 朝イチ多々戸🌊、みなみの桜見て🌸、また午後多々戸🌊 1日中コートいらずで南伊豆はやっぱりあったかいな〜と思った☀️ しかし日が暮れたらはく息真っ白😨❄️ * 今週ぽかぽかお花見たくさんして すっかり春気分🌸🌼🌼 * * #みなみの桜と菜の花まつり#みなみの桜#満開#雪見温泉のはずがやはり海に行ってた#伊豆も温泉あるしいっか♨️

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6. So do the family pets: 

☺️ցօօժ ʍօɾղíղց🌸 おぱよん➰ これは去年の春頃🌸 もうそろそろ桜の季節やね〜😊☺️ 今年も楽しみ💕 @furbo_japan さん @all_dog_japan さんのコンテスト…ギリギリ気づいた😑😅 過去写真のお気に入りから参加しまーす❗️ 過去と同じ写真なのでコメントスルーで🙏💦 #おねだりファーボ コンテストに参加します #cherryblossoms #sakura #桜 #お花柴男子くらぶ #柴犬 #べりやん #berry #shiba #shibainu #ぷにっと部 #口角キュキュッと部 #チーム俺様 →部員絶賛募集中 #shiba_snap #proudshibas #west_dog_japan #ふわもこ部 #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #dogs_of_instagram #buzzfeedanimals

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7. Visit Japan before it’s too late:

#去年の #河津桜 #みなみの桜と菜の花祭り #南伊豆町 #はなまっぷ #igersjp #wp_flower #flower #flowers #flowerstagram #lovers_nippon #花のある暮らし #wp_japan #airy_pics #tv_flowers #pics_jp #花の写真館 #floralphotography #tokyocameraclub #東京カメラ部 #photo_shorttrip

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Have you been to Japan during cherry blossom season? Where did you go to see them in bloom? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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