From late March to mid-April and even into May in some areas, Japan’s landscape blushes with the soft hues of cherry blossom season. Check out this cherry blooming forecast from Visit Japan International for peak bloom dates around the country.
From beautiful blossoms in parks surrounding metropolitan areas to tranquil boat rides with mountains rising from the background and even the bright neon lights of Tokyo at night, Instagrammers are taking full advantage of all the sites Japan offers its image-snapping visitors in spring:
1. Komatsugawa Park, Tokyo
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2. Asakusa, Tokyo
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3. Tanuki Statues
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4. Shibuya Station, Tokyo
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5. Cherry Blossoms
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8. Hozugawa Riber Boat Ride in Kyoto
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Traveling the world vicariously through other people’s photos can be a fun source of future travel inspiration or one that brings out major tourist envy. I’m feeling a little of both right now—heavy on the envy part.
Teachers, if you’ve been thinking about traveling to Japan with your students in 2015, our Yokoso Japan! itinerary offers unique cultural opportunities at new, lower prices. If you prefer to keep your travels to the armchair variety for the time being, follow @acistours on Instagram for the latest photos from around the globe.