When you think of Japan in spring, there is nothing more symbolic than Sakura - the cherry blossom. Throughout Japan, people celebrate the coming of spring with flower viewing parties and festivals. Sakura is revered and the season rejoiced.
The blooming of cherry trees varies from region to region. Trees generally bloom in Kyushu and Tokyo in March, but in Hokkaido the Sakura do not bloom until May. Throughout Japan, people pay special attention to the weather, with weather newscasts constantly providing an update on the blooming progress and the best days for flower viewing. The season is special, providing an atypical glimpse of Japan and Japanese culture.
Timeless Okinawan island landscape - framed by a row of Bise trees
Golden national treasure recognized as world cultural heritage
Majestic Mt. Fuji, viewed from the shores of a quiet, idyllic lake
Time travel to the Edo Period
Reflecting the changing seasons, this popular Kyoto spot is perfect for natural contemplation and reflection
Autumn in Japan, landscape dyed in red, orange, and brown
Warm spring welcome by 200 beautiful blooming Sakura trees
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
Pauline and Benoît, the bloggers from World Else – will take you on a road-trip through Japan!