The country's national flower and an icon synonymous with Japan, the emergence of the cherry blossoms are eagerly awaited by both locals and tourists alike.  As the symbolic blossoms bloom, both city and countryside are awash in a bright, pink hue.

This magical scenery is a time of celebration, where families gather under the blossoms to celebrate and appreciate the beauty of this fleeting phenomena. Appearing from late March to mid-April, visiting Japan in the season of the cherry blossoms is not only very popular, but one of the best times to see why Japan captivates so many.

The Cherry Blossoms at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about The Cherry Blossoms:

All of
Japan
Where to see them
March to
April
When to see them
Approx
3 weeks
time in bloom
Kinkakuji,
Kyoto
Best Photo Spot
Sakura
KitKats
Themed Food
Over 200 variaties
Number of Tree Types

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