Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In This Japanese Town, And The Photos Are Magical - Hozobo

Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In This Japanese Town, And The Photos Are Magical

Spring has arrived early in the Eastern Japanese town of Kawazu, just outside of Tokyo

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Image credits: Kyodo News

The blossoms, known as sakura in Japanese, typically bloom in late March or early April

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Image credits: tsumizo

Kawazu’s trees belong to a unique variety that flowers before others, typically in February

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Image credits: mika

Millions of tourists flock here every year to take in the lush, romantic landscapes

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Image credits: Sankei Photo

Kawazu is located on the Izu peninsula, just 2 hours by train from Tokyo station

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Image credits: Saya

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

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Image credits: mika

Japanese white-eye birds can be seen sipping the sweet nectar of the cherry trees all around

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Image credits: toshizou02

Cherry blossoms are highly symbolic and culturally significant in Japan

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Image credits: yulies12

They represent the temporary beauty of life, the acceptance of karma, and the eventuality of death

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Image credits: phos1comnet

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

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Image credits: irodori

Kochi, a south coast city, is also expected to see an early bloom this year

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Image credits: mainichi

More info: Kawazu Tourism

Source: boredpanda.com