‘Sakura’ or cherry blossoms of Japan
‘Sakura’ or cherry blossoms of Japan

Tourists throng to see 'Sakura' or cherry blossoms of Japan

ANI | Updated: May 20, 2019 14:24 IST

Tokyo [Japan], May 20 (ANI): Many Japanese and foreign tourists are looking forward to seeing the cherry blossoms, also known as 'Sakura', which are in full bloom this spring season.
The best time to witness Sakura, located in Aichi Prefecture, begins from the end of March and lasts till May.
A visitor said, "I like the camera, so I came to take photos of the grass-cherry blossom that spreads all over the surface. I imagined that many flowers would come together and look like carpets. The air is very clean and fresh, I think that it will relieve stress."
"Shiba Zakura", often described as grass-cherry-blossom, can be seen throughout May and till the beginning of June.
The flowers in full bloom create a surreal sight for the tourists as they create various colour gradients in the shades of pink, white, and purple.
During winters, the "Chausu-kougen" mountain also located in Aichi Prefecture becomes a skiing haven amidst the snow-clad mountains. There are special arrangements for visitors to use the lift to reach the mountain top.
"Imagine the beautiful grass-cherry-blossom in the harsh environment. In Japan, Mt. Fuji and Kyoto are famous sightseeing spots, but seeing the 'Shiba Zakura' that spreads all over the place at a high altitude will be an unforgettable memory," said Atsuhiko Yanagisawa from the association of Chausu Kogen. (ANI)

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