cherry blossom river japan Danilo Dungo
Cheery Blossom River in Japan Image credits: Danilo Dungo

It is rare in the world that any country owns such a beauty like Japan when it comes to spring season: Sakura (cherry blossom) blooming everywhere, the white and pink colors mixing together created a dreaming romantic atmosphere.

Beautiful cherry blossom blooming at Mt Fuji - a well-known symbol of Japan Photo: btowncollection
Beautiful cherry blossom blooming at Mt Fuji – a well-known symbol of Japan Photo: btowncollection

Being honored as the national flower of Japan, Sakura (Cherry blossom) all blooms from the end of January until the beginning of May throughout Japan, the peak is the end of March and beginning of April. The flower has 3 colors: white, pink, and red. They can bloom and last for 7 to 15 days depending on each type of flower. The photo shows the picturesque “Sakura (Cherry Blossom) River”

Cheery Blossom River in Japan Image credits: Danilo Dungo
Cheery Blossom River in Japan Image credits: Danilo Dungo
River covered by cherry blossom petals Photo: drscdn.500px.org
River covered by cherry blossom petals Photo: drscdn.500px.org

Japanese really attach much importance to the cherry blossom. They enjoy, and admire the flowers in a respectful and serious way. The Japan Meteorological Agency even has its own dedicated forecast of cherry blossom blooming season.

White cherry blossom in Japan Photo: Masayuki Yamashita
White cherry blossom in Japan Photo: Masayuki Yamashita

Called cherry blossom season “the most magical season in Japan”, the National Geographic has recently invited community members to send in their best photographs of the country’s famous cherry blossom.

Land of mist Photo: Masayuki Yamashita
Land of mist Photo: Masayuki Yamashita
Evening cherry blossoms in Japan Image credits: Aurora Simionescu
Evening cherry blossoms in Japan Image credits: Aurora Simionescu
Tourists on their boat admiring the cherry blossom season Image credits: Ryan WH
Tourists on their boat admiring the cherry blossom season Image credits: Ryan WH
Pink sakura and pink line - an image by Masayuki Yamashita describing the beauty of cherry blossom at night
Pink sakura and pink line – an image by Masayuki Yamashita describing the beauty of cherry blossom at night
The peaceful picture of cherry blossom by the river bank - Sakura Riverie Image credits: S. Ohtani
The peaceful picture of cherry blossom by the river bank – Sakura Riverie Image credits: S. Ohtani
A train passing by in spring Photo: Janvika Shah
A train passing by in spring Photo: Janvika Shah
The stunning photo of cultivation in spring with the harmony in colors of cherry blossom, the field and white snow. Photo: Hiroki Inoue
The stunning photo of cultivation in spring with the harmony in colors of cherry blossom, the field and white snow. Photo: Hiroki Inoue
An old couple admiring cherry blossom in the park Photo: Joe Ishikawa
An old couple admiring cherry blossom in the park Photo: Joe Ishikawa
After fall of cherry blossom petals are all over the surface of the river Photo: Danilo Dungo
After fall of cherry blossom petals are all over the surface of the river Photo: Danilo Dungo
The tunnel of Cherry Blossom Photo: Jessie Meyer
The tunnel of Cherry Blossom Photo: Jessie Meyer
A spring evening Photo: Sho Shibata
A spring evening Photo: Sho Shibata
A Cherry blossom blizzard Photo: Joydeep Dasgupta
A Cherry blossom blizzard Photo: Joydeep Dasgupta
A picturesque photo of Chidorigafuchi in the cherry blossom season Photo: totomai martinez
A picturesque photo of Chidorigafuchi in the cherry blossom season Photo: totomai martinez

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