Japan’s Cherry Blossoms Are Blooming Earlier Than Expected This Year

Japan’s famous sakura season was originally estimated to begin towards the latter end of March, but reports from locals show that the season is starting as early as now in select locations. Okinawa is typically one of the first provinces of Japan to experience the Sakura season, with the flowers appearing as early as February. […]

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Japan’s famous sakura season was originally estimated to begin towards the latter end of March, but reports from locals show that the season is starting as early as now in select locations.

Okinawa is typically one of the first provinces of Japan to experience the Sakura season, with the flowers appearing as early as February. This year, a number of other provinces are joining in the early start.

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Instagram posts from different areas show the pretty pink blooms already waiting to welcome Spring. The official Instagram account of Fukuoka Botanical Garden shared a recently captured photo:

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While this Instagram user caught the cherry blossoms in full bloom on a morning walk along Kawazu:

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A Sora News writer was lucky enough to come across a cluster of blooming Sakura trees in the Shinjuku Gyoen garden, right in the middle of Tokyo:

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This bunch of vibrant cherry blossoms was spotted in Izunokuni-shi, Shizuoka:

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Cherry blossoms typically appear as a sign of Spring, which is why the early bloom despite the cold is such a shock for everyone. At least it’s turning out to be a happy surprise!

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