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29 thoughts on “Admire The Transient Beauty of Sakura”

  1. Stunning aren’t they? So transient. I would love to visit Japan when they are in season, but it is too short and I may miss it altogether. I had no idea that there were so many species. Thanks for sharing. That tree in Koyasan is spectacular.

    1. It’s surreal! When seeing that tree, I thought I was dreaming 🙂 I think travelling from South to North is an option to increase the chance of seeing the cherry blossoms. In this way, you can always see the trees in bloom. Even if you miss the bloom in one city, for example Osaka, you can try your luck at destinations like Koyasan. Due to its altitude and cool climate, the bloom might be delayed for several days.

    1. Thanks bạn! Mình cũng may mắn là gặp thời tiết đẹp. Chứ mưa một trận là hoa đi đường hoa, cây đi đường cây ngay 🙂

      1. Ừ, nhưng mưa nhẹ mà gió bay bay thì cũng đẹp nhỉ (đấy là tưởng tượng vậy) 😂

  2. My first time seeing sakura was actually in Seoul which was about a year ago. I was lucky that despite the unseasonably cold weather, the flower bloomed in earnest when I was there. I should plan a trip to Japan around this time of the year one day in the future to see those flowers in the land where they hold such a great cultural significance. Thanks for the insights!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous post. I love Your photos, but also inside information on Your post. In Helsinki, we have to wait until to May, when we have Hanami. It is not so beautiful, than in Your post, but it is popular in Finland.

    Hanami in Helsinki

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Thanks for sharing this. Your post only served to make us want to visit Japan more; although we’ll have to wait until next year to catch the cherry blossoms.

    1. Thank you! In term of weather, spring is also the best time to visit Japan. The only thing that you need to take into consideration is the crowd 😉

  5. These blossoms remind me of the blossoms in the National Cemetery in Seoul. Beautifully captured. Never visited Japan during Sakura. Looks gorgeous! 🙂

    1. Oh that’s new to me! I have seen cherry blossoms in gardens, in palaces, on the streets. But I have never heard about planting cherry blossoms in a cemetery. Did you write a post about it?

      But… it somehow makes sense. Each cherry blossom represents a life. And when it falls, a life is lost. So it’s quite fit for the cemetery 🙂

      1. Yep! I wrote a combined post last year. I went crazy trying to catch cherry blossoms all across Seoul. 🙂

      2. Thank you, Len! I hope you visit these hidden gems in Korea! It’s often not very easy to travel around and that’s why I try to write as much information as possible. 🙂

  6. A very insightful and informative post, Len – and beautiful photography of these delicate flowerings! I also love the old myths about the trees – the Japanese are experts in beauty. I have always dreamed of visiting Japan in Spring – but haven’t got there yet.. My whole family has been to Japan, and some several times. Now my heart beats even more to go! Thank you for participating today.

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