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Cherry Blossoms in Japan – In Photos

Sakura, as they’re known in Japan, bloom once a year all over the country and the Japanese go mad for it! There are festivals, decorations everywhere, sakura-themed food and everyone flocks to their nearest park to sit under the trees to admire the blossoms (or Hanami, as viewing blossoms are known in Japan), often with a picnic full of little plates to share and lots of sake!

For more info on where to see some of the best displays of cherry blossoms in Japan, check out this post Best Places to see Cherry Blossoms in Japan

But for now, take in the beauty of this little pastel flower that has the whole world watching!

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A cherry blossom lined canal near Nanzen-ji Temple in Kyoto

 

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Cherry blossom lined canals in Pontocho, Kyoto

 

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Paddling through fallen blossoms in the Imperial Palace moat, Tokyo

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Cherry Blossom Alley, Ueno Park, Tokyo

 

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Giant weeping cherry blossom at Maruyama Park, Kyoto

 

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Imperial Palace moat, Tokyo

 

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Pagoda at Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima

 

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Pagoda at Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima

 

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Hiroshima Castle

 

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Hanami at Maruyama Park, Kyoto

 

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Maruyama Park, Kyoto

 

 

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Cherry Blossom Alley, Ueno Park, Tokyo

 

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Star of the show, Ueno Park, Tokyo

 

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Many Japanese parks have their own kitty locals, Ueno Park, Tokyo

 

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Cherry Blossom Alley, Ueno Park, Tokyo

 

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Cherry Blossom Alley, Ueno Park, Tokyo

 

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A weeping cherry blossom tree at Maruyama Park, Kyoto

 

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Hanami at Maruyama Park in Kyoto

 

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Cherry blossom lined canals along Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto

 

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Philosopher’s Path, Kyoto

 

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Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima

 

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Mother and son drawing at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

 

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Ueno Park, Toyko

 

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Sakura lined streets in Kyoto

 

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Hanafubuki (cherry blossom storm) at Imperial Palace, Tokyo

 

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Sensoji Temple, Tokyo

 

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A hidden garden in Harajuku, Tokyo

 

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