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🌸 Sakura 🌸 #sakura #spring #flowers #pink #japan #picoftheday #instahub #instagram #instamood #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub

🌸 Sakura 🌸 #sakura #spring #flowers #pink #japan #picoftheday #instahub #instagram #instamood #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub

4 April 2014 pink instagram instahub instalovers spring instamood instagramhub sakura japan instadaily flowers picoftheday


The Temple in Ueno Park. #sakura #tokyo #japan #spring #sky #instahub #instagram #instamood #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub #picoftheday

The Temple in Ueno Park. #sakura #tokyo #japan #spring #sky #instahub #instagram #instamood #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub #picoftheday

4 April 2014 instagram instahub tokyo spring sky instalovers instagramhub sakura japan instadaily instamood picoftheday


🌸 Sakura 🌸 #spring #flowers #sakura #pink #japan #instahub #instagram #instamood #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub #picoftheday

🌸 Sakura 🌸 #spring #flowers #sakura #pink #japan #instahub #instagram #instamood #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub #picoftheday

31 March 2014 pink instagram instahub spring picoftheday instalovers instagramhub sakura japan instadaily flowers instamood


While in Ueno, Wonderful Blue Sky, SkyTree in the distance. #spring #sky #tokyo #japan #instahub #instamood #instagram #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub #picoftheday

While in Ueno, Wonderful Blue Sky, SkyTree in the distance. #spring #sky #tokyo #japan #instahub #instamood #instagram #instadaily #instalovers #instagramhub #picoftheday

27 March 2014 instagram instahub tokyo spring sky instalovers instagramhub japan instadaily instamood picoftheday


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Capturing the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

To view more photos and videos of cherry blossoms and hanami parties throughout Japan, browse the #, #花見 and #お花見 hashtags on Instagram.

In Japan, sakura (桜), or cherry blossoms, stand as the symbolic flower of spring and start appearing all over the country as the seasons change. During this season, rows of cherry trees with their pastel-pink crowns transform the country and shower the streets in falling petals. People go out to gardens, streets and parks for hanami (花見), or flower viewing, to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms and the mild weather after the long, cold winter. Often, hanami involves picnicking in the best sakura locations and enjoying food and drinks with friends under cherry trees. The blooming of sakura begins from the south around late March and spreads northward through the beginning of May.

Want to see more photos and videos from some of the most famous sakura locations in Japan? Explore the location pages below:

26 March 2014 reblog: instagram


Walking around, Hello… This is Ri Ri the male Panda in Ueno Zoo. #panda #tokyo #japan #instahub #instagram #instamood #instalovers #instagramhub #instadaily #picoftheday

Walking around, Hello… This is Ri Ri the male Panda in Ueno Zoo. #panda #tokyo #japan #instahub #instagram #instamood #instalovers #instagramhub #instadaily #picoftheday

25 March 2014 instagram instahub tokyo picoftheday panda instagramhub japan instadaily instalovers instamood


❄️⛄️Is snowing today in Tokyo. #Tokyo #Japan #white #sky #tuesday #weather #snow #snowing #instagram #instahub #instamood #instalovers #instagramhub #gf_japan

❄️⛄️Is snowing today in Tokyo. #Tokyo #Japan #white #sky #tuesday #weather #snow #snowing #instagram #instahub #instamood #instalovers #instagramhub #gf_japan

4 February 2014 instagram instahub tokyo snowing tuesday sky snow instalovers weather instagramhub japan white instamood gf_japan


12 January 2014 reblog: landscapelifescape


12 January 2014 reblog: tect0nic


People clad in happi coats pull a colorfully decorated float on Friday, the first day of the annual Furusato #Matsuri #Tokyo festival, in Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. The giant float—16 meters tall and weighing 13 tons—is the same type that appears at the annual Hachinohe Sansha Taisai festival in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture. At the event, which features festivities and local cuisine from around the nation, more than 300 booths offer specialties or advertise local governments.

People clad in happi coats pull a colorfully decorated float on Friday, the first day of the annual Furusato #Matsuri #Tokyo festival, in Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. The giant float—16 meters tall and weighing 13 tons—is the same type that appears at the annual Hachinohe Sansha Taisai festival in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture. At the event, which features festivities and local cuisine from around the nation, more than 300 booths offer specialties or advertise local governments.

12 January 2014 Tokyo Japan