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The Stunning Springtime Sights of Japan

There are few places in the world that are as beautiful in springtime as Japan is, and this is largely due to the beautiful cherry blossoms that are synonymous with the Far Eastern country. Strolling beneath these beautifully-flowering sakura trees is one of the most amazing experiences provided by nature. In fact, cherry blossoms are taken very seriously by the Japanese - the Meteorological Agency even provides a dedicated forecast so people can track it moving north! Take a look at these 17 stunning photos that are quintessentially springtime Japan: 

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A white wall of cherry blossoms over a river. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
Japan is most certainly a land of mist. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
Cherry blossoms and traditional lanterns on a spring evening. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
Pink sakura and pink lines from traffic below. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
A Shinkansen train passing by spring-time cherry blossoms. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
A tunnel of cherry blossoms/a dog enjoying the flower's scent. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
A river full of sakura. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
An old couple enjoying the cherry blossoms. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
A duck enjoying the sakura-filled water. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
A cherry blossom-lined river bank. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
Cycling through the cherry blossoms on a spring evening. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
A postwar cemetery replete with blooming cherry blossoms.
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
The Japanese enjoying the beauty of their land. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
Cherry blossom reverie. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers
 
The spring harvest, with cherry blossoms in the distance. 
Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are the World's Most Beautiful Spring-Time Flowers

 

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