Cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) are in no way unique to Japan – you can see them all over the world! However, Japan’s blossoms complete the views you see there. While you visit a historic castle, snap a picture of the cherry blossoms surrounding it! The flowers and the landscapes complete each other.
Don’t believe me?
Take a look!
You can see how the sakura frame the views of Japan for yourself! The flowers only bloom once a year, typically starting late March and going until late April. The flowers can appear at different times in different cities, but planning a trip during this window each year will give you a great chance to see them!
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Cherry Blossoms at the Castles
Are you convinced yet?
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Blossoms in Nature
Not only do the short-lived flowers brighten up the historic sites around the country, they also add to the natural landscapes! These are the blossoms in everyday places.
With the hats, the hand-powered boat, and the sakura, have you ever seen a picture more representative of Japan?
This picture is the result of Sakura Rain, or what happens when the flower petals fall! When there is a stream, the petals can build up instead of flying away and create gorgeous carpets of their soft pink.
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Sakura at UNESCO and Architectural Sites
Japan is home to several UNESCO sites, as they have preserved their historical castles, temples, and views well. With the cherry blossoms around, the views are breathtaking.
Are you already booking a ticket to Japan for April yet? I couldn’t blame you if you have!
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Have you seen Japan during sakura season? If not, do you want to?