When you think of Japan in spring, there is nothing more symbolic than Sakura - the cherry blossom. Throughout Japan, people celebrate the coming of spring with flower viewing parties and festivals. Sakura is revered and the season rejoiced.
The blooming of cherry trees varies from region to region. Trees generally bloom in Kyushu and Tokyo in March, but in Hokkaido the Sakura do not bloom until May. Throughout Japan, people pay special attention to the weather, with weather newscasts constantly providing an update on the blooming progress and the best days for flower viewing. The season is special, providing an atypical glimpse of Japan and Japanese culture.
Discover Japan’s timeless country landscape
Cherry blossoms and Field Mustard in full bloom on the river bank
Timeless Okinawan island landscape - framed by a row of Bise trees
Reflecting the changing seasons, this popular Kyoto spot is perfect for natural contemplation and reflection
Beautiful moss and streams that epitomize Yakushima - Shiratani Unsuikyo
JAL cabin crews experience a segway tour.
Pauline and Benoît, the bloggers from World Else – will take you on a road-trip through Japan!
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Golden national treasure recognized as world cultural heritage