Cherry Blossoms Galore!

Who doesn’t love the sight of Cherry Trees in bloom? How about the sight of 8000 Cherry Trees in bloom all at once?

The beautiful pink blossoms act as a crown, of sorts, atop these trees and appear to create a magical canopy for the millions of tourists who visit every spring to walk among the lush landscape that they provide.

In the Eastern Japanese town of Kawazuk spring comes early. The small town, located on the Izu peninsula and just 2 hours, by train, from Tokyo, is famous for their 8000 cherry blossom trees that bloom early every year. The blossoms, known as sakura in Japanese, typically bloom in late March or early April, but Kawazu’s trees belong to a unique variety that flowers in February before the other varieties.

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The fragrant blossoms, which usually bloom every February in Kawazu, bloom well ahead of the other Cherry trees throughout Japan.

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The beautiful blossoms appear to create a magical canopy for the millions of tourists who visit every spring to walk among the lush landscape that they provide.

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Cherry blossoms are highly symbolic and culturally significant in Japan representing the acceptance of karma and destiny, but the eventual welcoming of death.

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A small locomotive train takes passengers on a journey through fragrant aromas and gradient shades of pink.

 

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The colorful path that the blooming trees create make a beautiful areal image.

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Local birds can be seen feeding on the sweet nectar of the blooms.

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Cherry blossoms appear often in Japanese art, and have become an identifying image of the country itself.

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At night, the trees are illuminated, and their reflections dance along the waters of the Izu peninsula.

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