Early-Blooming Cherry Trees Have Made This Town A Colorful Wonderland

Kawazu's flowers bloom a month earlier than those in the rest of Japan.
An undated photo showing the Nanohane railway in Kawazu.
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An undated photo showing the Nanohane railway in Kawazu.

The Japanese town that’s home to a special variety of early-blooming cherry blossoms is bursting with the gorgeous pink blossoms this week.

The early blooming cherry blossoms started to bloom🌸 河津桜満開🌸

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Kawazu, which is about a 3-hour train ride from Tokyo, is known for the Kawazu sakura cherry blossoms. They start blooming in February, around a month before most of the cherry blossoms in the rest of Japan.

The town has about 8,000 of the trees, and their yearly cherry blossom festival usually attracts around a million people, according to Kawazu’s official website.


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Obviously, people are taking pictures.

*:..。♡*゚ 春うらら♡ *

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A lot of pictures.

#河津桜 #伊豆 #uniztravel #travel #japan

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How can you visit a place like this and not Instagram it?

Sakura #kawazu #kawazusakura #sakura #japan #travel #instatravel #flowers

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This year’s festival is underway through March 10, so there’s still technically time to go. Otherwise, you can just enjoy the awesome photos like the rest of us.

Before You Go

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