A Few of My Favourite Cherry Blossom Photos on Twitter in 2018!

Obviously, I love cherry blossoms, so every year I look forward to admiring their fleeting beauty. I’m actually brimming with excitement when photos of these beautiful blossoms start to appear on Twitter and other social media platforms.

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know my husband and I visited Japan last year in September and you’re probably wondering why we didn’t go to Tokyo in March/April this year to see my favourite flower. The truth is I used to live in Japan and I’ve travelled to Japan many times in the past for short periods so I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the cherry blossoms on quite a few occasions. Another reason we went in September is that my husband wanted to travel to Japan when the weather was still warm. We also thought there would be fewer tourists and I was doing research for my writing and we didn’t want to wait for several hours to get into an attraction or a well-known restaurant.

We discovered later we were right! The number of tourists visiting Japan in the last couple of years has increased dramatically thanks to international media coverage and promotions by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). Apparently, there were long queues and crowds at customs, all over Tokyo, and especially at Ueno Park, which is one of the most popular destinations to see the pretty pink and white petals. According to Euronews, 85,000 people a day visit this 540,500 square meter park (133 acres) over the nine days when the cherry blossoms bloom. So, if you’re planning to visit Japan during hanami (flower viewing) season be prepared to face huge crowds or do what we did and admire them on my blog or on Twitter!

 

cherry blossom 6 @hawaiimomtravel

Photo by @hawaiimomtravel

Cherry blossom 1 @erikochiai

Photo by @erikochiai

cherryblossom 3 @erikochiai

Photo by @erikochiai

cherry blossom 5 @HTravelism

Photo by @HTravelism

cherryblossom 6 @namasteablend

Photo by @namasteablend

cherry blossom 4 last of cherryblossoms @tcmyles

Photo by @tcmyles

Cherry blossom sho

Photo by @ShoFrex

Cherry blossom 10 @Tokyonobo

Photo by @Tokyonobo

cherry blossom 12 @Tokyonobo

Photo by @Tokyonobo

Sarah Hodge 1

Photo by @MRGSuperfan

Sarah Hodge 2

Photo by @MRGSuperfan

JOnelle 2

@jonellepatrick

Jonelle 1

@jonellepatrick

Toshi 4

@Toshi_Asaka

Toshi 3

@Toshi_Asaka

Kazuhiko 2

@alqudshilwa

cherry blossom local

@localbitesjp

cherry blossom 7 @centauri333

Photo by @centauri333

Below are a few 2017 cherry blossom photos taken by one of my favourite photographers Nathalie April Lim

cherry blossom Nathalie 3

cherry blossom Nathalie 1

Cherry blossom Nathalie 2

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