Tag Archives: plum blossoms

March 25

Flower Power – Tsubaki Shrine and Suzuka Forest Park, Mie.

Near the mountains in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, lie two sites of quite different flower power.  The Tsubaki Shrine (椿大神社), whose name means camellia shrine, is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, while the Suzuka Forest Park (鈴鹿森園) is a explosion of glorious pink blossoms every March as 200 weeping plum trees herald spring’s […]

April 01

Plum Perfection

Plum blossoms at Yuki Shrine (結城神社) in Tsu, Mie Prefecture.

March 28

Pretty in Pink

A local enjoying the plum blossoms, the first and most colourful harbinger of spring here in Japan.

March 12

Spring at the zoo

An early spring trip to Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (東山動植物園) in Nagoya, Japan.

March 12

Bring on the blossoms

Originally posted on Mie!:
Spring has arrived and with it so too has blossom season begun.  While the world famous sakura (桜 – cherry blossoms) steal top billing every year, the first blossoms on the scene are the plum blossoms.  More colourful and sweetly scented, mid March is their peak season.  Two top places to…