This year, cherry blossom season in Japan has started about a week earlier than the average year – many of the sakura that typically bloom in mid-April are already in their peak!
One of most famous spots for seeing cherry blossom is Miharu Takizakura. This is an ancient weeping cherry blossom tree, which is over 1,000 years old. Its name in Japanese 滝桜 means “Waterfall (滝）Cherry Blossom （桜）”, due to the way that the blossoms appear to cascade down the branches of the tree.
Takizakura is recognised as one of the three most imporant cherry blossom trees in Japan, and it will be in full bloom over the next couple of days!
If you are in the area, make sure to pay it a visit! The tree will still look beautiful over the weekend too!
The tree will be lit up in the evenings from April 6th between 18:00 – 21:00…
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