Wandering through a blanket of pink-and-white fluffy cherry blossoms is on everyone’s Japan bucket list. And why shouldn’t it be? Cherry blossoms are synonymous with Japan and the iconic blossoms are a sublime sight that kicks off spring. From early April to mid May, the Tohoku area becomes a sakura wonderland for would-be flower watchers. In Tohoku, you can visit one of the “Three Great Sakura Trees” of Japan, Miharu Takizakura in Fukushima. There is no end to the number of famous cherry blossom spots in Tohoku, but among them, Aomori’s Hirosaki Park, Akita’s Kakunodate and Kitakami Tenshochi Park in Iwate are popular. They are the three most famous cherry blossom viewing spots, known as Michinoku’s Top 3 Cherry Blossom.
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