Cherry blossom season began to bloom in Japan. Throughout the country many people go to see cherry blossoms together.
Depending on the weather, the time of blooming cherry blossoms is different in Japan. In cities like Tokyo, Fukuoka and Wakayama, cherry blossoms are blooming, while other cities such as Osaka, Kyoto and Kagoshima will bloom this week.
Cherry blossom viewing on Meguro river .
In colder northern Japan, cherry trees bloom much later. In this area, blooming flowers are expected to reach maximum in late April and early May. On tropical islands like Okinawa (Japan's southernmost archipelago), cherry blossoms bloom in early February.
Cherry blossoms are one of the two kinds of Japanese national flowers (cherry blossoms - Spring and chrysanthemum - Fall). Traditionally, for every level of cherry blossoms, local people will perform the rituals. named "hanami" - see cherry blossoms. People will organize picnics to see flowers under cherry trees with relatives and friends and will combine with drinking tea ceremony.
The best places to enjoy cherry blossoms in Japan are: Ueno Park and Shinjuku Gyoen Park in Tokyo; Maruyama Park, Heian Temple, Arashiyama River and Philosopher's Walkway in Kyoto; Hirosaki Castle Park in Aomori Prefecture.
Here are the spectacular pictures of this year's cherry blossom season in Japan:
See cherry blossoms on Meguro river
Locals go to see flowers along Tokyo's Chidorigafuchi Moat
The cherry trees are illuminated along the Meguro River
Just drinking tea ceremony while watching cherry blossoms in Yokohama
Take a photo below the cherry blossoms in Yokohama
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko went to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto
Take a boat under cherry blossoms along Tokyo's Meguro River
Cycling under cherry blossoms on the street in Tokyo