Going to see beautiful cherry blossoms – The beautiful and unique cherry blossoms found only in Japan
The people of Japan eagerly await the blooming of cherry blossoms when spring comes. Cherry blossoms are in bloom for only a week where they can be found, but it is between late March and mid-May that they bloom throughout the various locations in Japan, as the country is long from north to south. The Japanese call this the cherry blossom front, and it is one of the main topics of spring.
Japan has countless cherry blossom trees with thousands of cherry blossom viewing spots – each with their own unique appeal such as different scenery with stunning cherry blossoms and fantastic cherry blossoms that have been standing alone for hundreds of years.
Here you can see some of the scenery with stunning cherry blossoms across Japan as the cherry blossom front approaches.
From: JAPAN Monthly Web Magazine | Japan National Tourism Organization
The grand Isshingyo cherry blossom tree This is a huge four hundred year-old cherry blossom tree that represents Kyushu. This grand countryside cherry blossom tree has faced many natural hazards such as typhoons and lightning, but its tenacious vitality continues to upkeep its beauty.
The cherry blossoms of Mount Shiude and the Seto Inland Sea The cherry blossoms that have been planted such as the Somei Yoshino and Yae cherry blossoms can be seen together with wild mountain cherry blossoms as they vie in beauty. Visitors can enjoy a view of the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea beyond the mountains with the cherry blossoms.
The Fuji cherry blossoms of the World Heritage Site, To-ji Temple Among the various cultural assets of the World Heritage Site of ancient Kyoto, the five-story pagoda of To-ji Temple (Kyoo-Gokoku-ji Temple) is one of the most popular symbols of Kyoto.
Mitake cherry blossoms standing out against a rice terrace Mitake cherry blossoms On the approach toward Shinpuku-in Temple are cherry blossoms blooming in a rice terrace. Light pink cherry blossoms can be seen in a paddy where the rice has not been planted yet. When it is time for them to fall, the paddy is covered with pink petals – presenting short-lived but beautiful scenery.