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Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom, a Spring Tradition in Japan

This video, titled "Beautiful Sakura & Shrines in Japan 4K --UltraHD Background Video," was released by "Tel Stewart."
It introduces scenery of cherry blossoms at popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan.

When spring arrives, the Japanese archipelago is covered with cherry blossoms in full bloom, creating beautiful pink landscapes.
In addition to varieties such as the Yoshino cherry and Yaezakura, various endemic varieties, made through crossbreeding during the Muromachi Period (1336 to 1573 AD), bloom in popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan.
There are some characteristic varieties, such as Sumizome cherry blossoms, that are slightly grayish, as well as other varieties like Kawazu cherry blossoms that bloom early, so sit back and enjoy the different varieties of cherry blossoms in the video!

The Charm of Fushimi Inari, a Popular Tourist Destination in Kyoto

image of Senbon Torii Gate at Fushimi Inari, Kyoto
Photo:The thousand torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

At Fushimi Inari Shrine, known as a popular tourist destination in Kyoto, you can stroll through the famous vermilion torii gates which can be seen from 1:19 in the video.

On the grounds of Fushimi Inari Shrine, a National Site of Scenic Beauty, beautiful Yoshino cherry blossoms bloom in the spring and delight the eyes of travelers.
Fushimi Inari Shrine is a tourist spot where you can enjoy fresh greenery in the summer and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall, and we highly recommend it to those looking to enjoy the marvelous scenery of Japan's four seasons.
Fushimi Inari Shrine is also ranked number one one the list of popular tourist destinations for inbound tourists.

Sightseeing at Famous Cherry Blossom Locations in Japan!

image of Miharu Waterfall Cherry Blossoms, Fukushima Prefecture
Photo:Miharu Waterfall Cherry Blossoms, Fukushima Prefecture

There are many tourist spots in Japan where you can enjoy a spectacular view of cherry blossoms.
In particular, the Miharu Takizakura in Fukushima Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture's Yamataka Jindai-zakura, and Gifu Prefecture's Neoya Usuzumi Zakura, known as the three major cherry blossoms spots in Japan, are all worth checking out.
These cherry trees are estimated to be 1,000 to 2,000 years old, and the sight of the cherry blossoms in full bloom on the giant trees is a sight to behold.
The combination of the previous three famous locations, together with the Ishitokaba Zakura in Saitama Prefecture and Gebazakura in Shizuoka Prefecture's Kariyado, are called the "Five Great Cherry Blossoms of Japan."
Take a look at the beautiful trees selected as part of the "Top 100 New Japanese Trees."
In the video, you can also see the cherry blossoms at "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden," a place where you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in the big city of Shinjuku.
From 2:37 in the video, you can see the beautiful cherry blossoms blooming against the backdrop of urban buildings.

Tips for Enjoying Japan's Cherry Blossom Viewing Tradition

image of flower viewing
Photo:Cherry blossom viewing

The temperature of the Japanese archipelago varies from region to region, and so the time when cherry blossoms bloom varies as well.
In the spring, news of bloom forecasts for each region is broadcast in Japan, and when cherry blossoms begin blooming, famous places and parks nationwide are crowded with many people flocking to see the beautiful flowers.

Japanese people look forward to the end of the long winter and the arrival of cherry blossoms each year.
The cherry blossoms are ephemeral flowers that disappear almost as fast as they arrive, but the spectacular view of cherry blossoms blizzards with pink petals fluttering about is also plentiful.

Summary of Japan's Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

image of Cherry blossoms, Someiyoshino
Photo:Cherry blossoms, Someiyoshino

As you can see in the video, Japan's cherry blossom scenery and especially the cherry blossom blizzards are truly breathtaking.
If you're looking to enjoy sightseeing in Japan during spring, be sure to visit the scenic shrines and cherry blossom spots all over the country!

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Last Updated : Mar. 23, 2023
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Enjoy Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at the Popular Tourist Spots Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto and Shinjuku Gyoen in Shinjuku, Tokyo! The Spectacular View of Pink Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom Is a Stunning Sight Unique To Japan!
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