In Japan spring coats the country with pink blossoms. The arrival of spring means the most beautiful blossoms of cherry trees are visible. The whole country is transformed and the landscapes are tinged with pink. This is the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring and book your ticket to Japan to admire this stunning natural phenomenon. Throughout the country the Sakura ("cherry trees" in Japanese) will leave you impressed. Here is a glimpse of the beauty of Japan, these pictures have made us want to pop over there, what about you?
Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan
"Sakura" is the Japanese term that is used to talk about Japanese cherry blossoms.
Mount Yoshino, Nara, Japan
In Japan there isn't just one type of cherry tree. The picture above is evidence that many different types of cherry trees exist. However, the cherry trees that are mainly white with a tiny bit of pink are the most common ones in the country.
Chidorigafuchi Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
The spring season is impatiently awaited by tourists and the Japanese themselves. Many Japenese people take the opportunity to go out and celebrate the arrival of spring.
A Geisha facing a blossomed tree
Weather reports often address the subject of cherry blossoms at this time of year. There are some specialized sites that state the flowering rate of trees in Japan. This type of reporting could be compared to the weather forecast for snow in the USA.
Daikaku-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan
Observing cherry trees is an activity in its own right in Japan. This activity is called "Hanami." The Hanami is where cherry trees are contemplated whilst drinking sake (Japanese rice wine).