Sakura: Guide to the Japanese Cherry Blossom is written by Anna Lohmann.
The whole of Japan springs out in the spring
It's hard not to fall in love with Japan, when the country is dressed in pink shades from the newly sprouted cherry blossoms during the spring. Sakura, as the cherry blossom is called, is one of the highlights of the year for Japanese, but also tourists flock to parks all over the country. The flowering is also a symbol of a new beginning, as the school year and the financial year in Japan begin on 1 April.
You can see the cherry trees bloom from north to south, but due to the size of the country, the flowering takes place at different times, depending on where you are in the country. As a general rule, it blooms first in the south and last in the north. We have made a guide with 5 suggestions on where you can go - not only to experience the newly sprouted cherry blossoms, but where the places also have a lot of other things to offer.
Anna is originally from Birkerød, but has now lived in Vesterbro for a couple of years, where she enjoys the countless cafés and good coffee. Her joy of traveling started already as a child, and still leaves a few times a year when her studies and finances allow. Anna's best travel destinations are Amsterdam, Bali and Vietnam, but hope to one day have the opportunity to experience New Zealand.