Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Kawazu
(VNF) - Spring is already in full swing in Kawazu, Shizuoka, Japan with cherry trees bloom unusually prematurely this year.
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Even though the region’s Kawazu cherry trees bloom prematurely each year, a recent spell of warm weather has welcomed the iconic flowers even earlier than usual. The pretty pink flowers made their appearance on February 15th—their earliest arrival date in 15 years—and will be viewable until the start of March.
Kawazu is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the pastel blooms, as an impressive 800 cherry trees line the winding Kawazu-gawa River, making the picturesque landscape even more charming than usual.
This year marks Kawazu’s 27th cherry blossom festival, which runs until March 10th and will likely attract about one million visitors.
In addition to an awe-inspiring view of the gorgeous trees, the festival also features stalls that offer food, regional citrus fruits, souvenirs, and adorably tiny cherry trees that visitors can plant at home!
See this year’s early cherry blossoms in full bloom:
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