Japan, famous for the cherry blossom (sakura 桜 in Japanese)
In Japanese, cherry blossom is ‘sakura’ (most commonly used kanji is 桜 which means ‘spring flower’). In Japan, sakura are not only nice to look at, they are renowned around the world and steeped in tradition within Japan. There many annual festivals (such as the Samurai Parade during Cherry Blossom season). We went to a festival in April in Okayama and saw Japan’s beautiful cherry blossoms from Fukuoka to Tokyo.
Below are my photos of Japan’s cherry blossom, from all over the country.
To see the Japanese cherry blossom, the best time to travel to Japan is their spring in late March and throughout April. There are many festivals throughout the entire country, especially at the many temples, like the one below at Kyoto.
Related post: A panorama of a Japanese cherry blossom festival at Okayama.