Cherry Blossoms In This Japanese Town Are Now In Full Bloom, And It Looks Out Of This World
Spring is here! Well, that is true if you’re in the Eastern Japanese town of Kawazu, which celebrates Spring a bit earlier with its 8000-strong array of cherry blossom trees.
Typically the sakura (Japanese name for Cherry blossoms) blooms in late March or early April, but Kawazu is a place where special kind of cherry blossoms grow. And these put on a show for millions who want to start their Spring early.
Visitors of Kawazu also get to go on a small locomotive train which takes them on a journey through fragrant aromas and a thousand shades of pink. At night, the trees are illuminated by floodlights, and their reflections paint the waters of the Izu peninsula.
Spring has arrived early in the Eastern Japanese town of Kawazu, just outside of Tokyo
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The blossoms, known as sakura in Japanese, typically bloom in late March or early April
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Kawazu’s trees belong to a unique variety that flowers before others, typically in February
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Millions of tourists flock here every year to take in the lush, romantic landscapes
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Kawazu is located on the Izu peninsula, just 2 hours by train from Tokyo station
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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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Japanese white-eye birds can be seen sipping the sweet nectar of the cherry trees all around
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Cherry blossoms are highly symbolic and culturally significant in Japan
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They represent the temporary beauty of life, the acceptance of karma, and the eventuality of death
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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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Kochi, a south coast city, is also expected to see an early bloom this year
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Here are some more awesome shots of Japan during the Spring.