The enduring icon of spring in Japan, cherry blossoms are practically synonymous with the country itself, attracting hordes of admirers from across the world every season. While cherry blossoms generally flower in mid-April, recent years have seen them blooming earlier and earlier, and they usually last no longer than a couple of weeks.
So if you missed the cherry trees at peak bloom, fret not – there are lots of other floral sights you can find that are just as beautiful in their own way. And the best part is, there’s always something putting out its petals in Tokyo during spring, from late March right through to May.
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