Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto 2019

Cherry blossom peak blooms Sakura (cherry blossoms) came to their forecast peak in western Japan over the past weekend. This was despite unusual blossoming in places in autumn of 2018. Some of the blossoms have already fallen, especially after some heavy rainfall and strong winds. But the later blooming trees still offer a chance to bask in the glory of their cherry blossoms. Great weather; don't forget your sunscreen! The weather was glorious as the blossoms peaked over the weekend. This delighted locals and tourists enjoying their time in Japan. This meant that navigating the crowds was inevitable in major sightseeing spots such as Kyoto and Osaka. That being said, there are still some lesser known spots, such as the Yamashina Canal (where water is directed all the way from Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa). Here there is a nice combination of cherry blossoms, yellow rapeseed flowers, and a nature path alongside the canal to walk and take in the quiet and fresh air away from the crowds. But true to their transient nature, they wont be around for long. So if you want to take in some great sakura sights, make sure to do it sooner rather than later (unless…

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