A Beautiful Spring Rhapsody Of Sakura and Nemophila Flowers In Fukuoka Prefecture

In Hakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture, there’s a large, sprawling, family-oriented national park stretching about six kilometers on a narrow sandbank called Uminonakamichi Seaside Park 海の中道海浜公園. A favorite among both locals and tourists, it has numerous attractions, playgrounds, sports fields, a zoo, and flower gardens where you can enjoy flowers all year long. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Cherry Blossom Path “Suddenly Appearing” In The Middle Of Tokyo

The end of March and beginning of April was one of the most eventful few days in recent memory here in the Tokyo area. Not only was April 1st the beginning of a new fiscal year and a new school year (not to mention April Fool’s Day), it was also the day that the government announced the name of its new era, the Reiwa Era. Continue reading »

The World’s Largest LEGO Cherry Blossom Tree Blooms In Japan

A record-breaking LEGO tree has taken shape at LEGOLAND Japan, a theme park in Nagoya dedicated to the beloved plastic bricks. The cherry tree’s construction marks the theme park’s first anniversary, and has been registered as the “largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree” in the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue reading »

Sumo Wrestlers Enjoy Cherry Blossom Season

Even the best sumo wrestlers can’t spend all his time in the dohyō (the sumo ring). Sometimes they’ve just got to go out and (bend the tree branches down with their super strength so they can) smell the flowers. Continue reading »

Cherry Blossom Time In Eastern Asia

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This picture taken on March 21, 2015 shows a couple kissing in front of blooming cherry blossoms in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. The cherry blossoms, now in full bloom, attracted tens of thousands of visitors, local media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)
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Peach Blossom in Vietnam

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People pose for souvenir photos along peach blossom flowers at a field in Hanoi February 6, 2015. The peach blossom, believed to bring luck to families, is used to decorate homes during the Vietnamese “Tet” (Lunar New Year festival), which will take place from February 14 to February 24. (Photo by Reuters/Kham)
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The Blossom Way

Cars drive through a tunnel of blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)