Tag Archives: sakura

May 21

Tulips and cherry blossoms – Flower Power in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

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April 28

Kyoto at its most beautiful – Cherry blossom season, 2015

April 14

Japan at its finest – Cherry blossom season in Nara.

June 25

Cherry blossom avenue, Shinhidaka, Hokkaido.

The spot in Hokkaido to best appreciate the cherry blossoms must certainly be the Nijukken Cherry Tree Avenue (二十間道路桜並木) in Shinhidaka, about three hours by car from Sapporo.  Set in the heart of Japan’s version of Kentucky, you can admire the blossoms surrouned by the season’s new thoroughbred foals. Shinhidaka is thoroughbred breeding central for Japan […]

June 11

Cherry blossoms at Goryokaku Fort in Hakodate, Hokkaido

This five-point star shaped fort was once the sight of a battle in 1869 between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the newly established Meiji Government during the Meiji Restoration. But these day’s its perhaps the most famous place in Hokkaido to see cherry blossoms which peak in the first week of May.  Thousands of trees line the edges […]

April 12

Cherry blossom bliss – Sakura season 2014

As mid-April approaches, Japan’s famed cherry blossoms are heading towards the end of their beautiful display here in Mie Prefecture.

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…