Top best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan


Top best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan

Although Chrysanthemum is the Japanese national flower, the one that everyone knows when referring to Japan is Sakura. There are many perceptions that Cherry blossom is the symbol of the youth which is short but splendid. Sakura is also the representative of brave Samurais.

Thanks to these meaningful values, this special flower has existed a lot in Japanese art. In flowering season, the graceful Sakura absolutely makes wanderers breathtaking. It’s a lucky experience if you have chance to do sightseeing the beautiful flower once in your lifetime. Let’s take a travel tour to these destinations and enjoy the beauty of Sakura.

Ueno Park

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One of the best places for perfect view of Sakura in Japan

Ueno is a crowded park in Japan. It is also a notorious Cherry blossom viewing spot with more than 1,000 Sakura trees around the ways to the National Museum and Shinobazu Lake. It’s really impressive that Sakura trees are always lightened at night. People often come there for camping, sitting under the Sakura trees, and enjoying the beauty of them.

Flowering season: From March to April.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Tourists will have wonderful times admiring cherry trees there

This place is located nearby Shinjuku area. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden used to belong to Samurais in Naito family, and then it is considered as the Royal garden which is the largest and most tranquil in Japan.

Arriving there, visitors will have a chance to enjoy gorgeous maple leaves in fall, or view Cherry blossoms in spring. This garden is one of the most attractive destinations for viewing Sakura thanks to hundred-year-old cherry blossom trees.

Flowering season: From March to April.

Nara Park

Japan

The peaceful scene of Sakura in the park

Nara is a historic park surrounding Todai-ji Pagoda, which was built in the era of Tempyo. The spot is famous for its fresh space, especially a tremendous number of Cherry blossom trees. There are about 1,700 Sakura trees there which comprises Narayae and Kokonoe Sakura. Therefore, in flowering season, people can enjoy a variety color of different kinds of Sakura.

Yoshino Mountain, Nara

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Sakura flowers on the imposing mountain

Yoshino Mountain, next to the center of Nara Prefecture, is seen as the most ideal landmark for viewing Sakura in Japan.

Many years ago, traditionally, people grew cherry blossoms in the main tower of Kinpusen-ji Temple. Then these trees were rebuilt in surrounding areas, so this mountain possesses such a dazzling beauty nowadays. In spring, 30,000 Sakura trees begin flowering from the bottom to the top of the mountain. Some tourists describe as if they were lost in an elegant heaven.

Flowering season: in April.

Japan Mint

Japan

This spot is an ideal place to admire cherry blossoms in Japan

There are about 120 distinctive types of cherry trees in Japan Mint like: Kanzan, Fugenzo, Shogetsu, Benitemari, Shibayama, Kizakura, and Yokihi. In the Sakura season, the streets in front of Japan Mint are covered by the breathtaking prettiness of Sakura leaves.

Flowering season: From the mid to the end of April.

Osaka Castle

Japan

Travelers will be obviously enchanted by the gorgeous scenery there

Osaka Castle Park covers an area of 1 km2 with the fresh space, the Osakajo Hall and the Toyotomi Hideyoshi Temple. This park is the most popular destination for watching Sakura in Osaka at the beginning of April.

Nagoya Castle

Japan

A variety of rare cherry trees bloom along the walls of this spot

Along with Kumamoto and Himeji Castles, Nagoya is one of the biggest castles in Japan. Beside historic and art values, this spot is also famous for flowers, especially Sakura. In particular, there are some cherry branches and rare cherry trees that bloom around the park, and along the walls of the castle.

Flowering season: From the end of March to the beginning of April.

Senkoji Park

Japan

Visitors can enjoy viewing illuminated cherry blossoms at night

Located behind Onomichi station, Senkoji Park is the best place to do sightseeing cherry blossoms. There are about 10,000 cherry trees there, mostly Somei-yoshino, Shidare weeping cherry trees and Sato. In April, on the top of mountain, visitors are able to enjoy the palatial scene of the Onomichi city and islands, chiefly gorgeous cherry blossoms.

Flowering season: From the beginning to the mid of April.

Shizuoka

Shizuoka is famous for a unique kind of Sakura named Kawazu Zakura. This kind of Sakura has a large flower and dark pink color. Shizuoka province is also renowned for the ideal landscape for viewing Fuji Mountain.

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The beauty of Sakura and Fuji Mountain

If you want to observe both Fuji Mountain and cherry blossoms, you should not miss Nihondaira Hill or Taisekiji Temple which has about 5,000 cherry trees in a large area. Exploring the beauty of Sakura and the majestic Fuji at the same time will be the most memorable experience in your life.

Flowering season: From March to April.


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