Sakura – Cherry Blossom in Japan

In Japan, the arrival of spring brings with it the promise of cherry blossoms - sakura in Japanese - and beautiful landscapes that range from white to pronounced pink. It is a time for celebrating life and calls for picnics in the parks, sitting below the cherry trees to enjoy all their beauty.

Sakura – Cherry Blossom in Japan

In Japan, the arrival of spring brings with it the promise of cherry blossoms - sakura in Japanese - and beautiful landscapes that range from white to pronounced pink. It is a time for celebrating life and calls for picnics in the parks, sitting below the cherry trees to enjoy all their beauty.

Cherry blossom in Japan, Sakura.
Various varieties of sakura trees welcome and lead guests to the entrance of Wasurenosato Gajoen.
From the terrace at Gôra Kadan, enjoy the view of an elegant “Yoshino” illuminated at night.
The “Yoshino” trees along the Daishoji river in Ishikawa create the perfect setting for relaxation.
Each spring, cherry blossom varieties such as the “Weeping Cherry” and “Yoshino” bring colour to the country's beloved Matsumoto Castle, where visitors may also enjoy a refreshing matcha green tea.
Every year, at this time, you may enjoy the beautiful night view accompanied by live music and the beautifully lit cherry blossoms in full bloom that line the moat of Matsumoto Castle, which is considered a national treasure.
With its seasonally changing menus, the Japanese restaurant at Tobira Onsen Myojinkan serves cheerful pink dishes in the image of “sakura-cherry blossoms” during the spring. These dishes are to be enjoyed with both the eyes and tastebuds.
This guest room at Asaba offers a peaceful view of a “Weeping Cherry”.
Kanazawa Castle, the traditional icon of Kanazawa, Ishikawa, is surrounded by cherry blossoms in the spring time.
With the still snow-covered Mount Tanigawa in the background, colourful pink sakura trees flourish in the garden that surrounds Bettei Senjuan.
Beautiful “Yoshino” sakura trees line the Otani river in the hot spring town of Konosaki Onsen. Nishimuraya is only a few minutes' walk from this great view.
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