Cherry blossoms turn Tokyo into a springtime wonderland

Kaila Imada

Sakura season arrived a tad early this year, transforming Tokyo's many parks and rivers into fairy tale-like settings. The bloom of these delicate pink and white flowers signal the peak tourist season in the city, and with it comes a rush of photographers, Instagrammers and social media hounds who would do almost anything to capture that perfect shot before the fragile flowers wither within a week or so.

Here are some of our favourite cherry blossom shots on Instagram. For more photos of sakura and updates on what's happening around Tokyo, follow us on Instagram. Want to seek out the sakura for yourself? You'll find the best places to see cherry blossoms here – but remember to read our guide to enjoying cherry blossoms before you go.

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