As spring approaches, a few select places in the world will be graced by the glorious bloom of the cherry blossoms. The tender sakura flowers are famously associated with Japan, where the annual cherry blossom season is a national treasure and a peak tourist season. The practice of cherry blossom viewing is very important to the Japanese, it even has its own word – hanami. People gather for long walks, picnics, or even boat rides at the many viewing spots during sakura season in Japan, according to the cherry blossom forecast dates. The custom has some spiritual roots and is considered a time for reflection in the country.

Away from the Japanese cherry blossom, there are in fact several places around the world where you can enjoy the charm these flowers bring. Korea and Taiwan are leading destinations with quite a few outstanding cherry blossom viewing spots of their own. China also has a few.

The rare blossoms do make an appearance in a few special places in Europe, USA and Canada too. They’re so pretty we had to pull together pictures of beautiful cherry blossoms around the world! These pictures were taken by travellers like you, courtesy of Trover.Best Places to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms in Asia

Cherry Blossoms in Japan – 2019 Forecast

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Cherry Blossoms in Korea – 2019 Forecast

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Pictures of Cherry Blossoms Around the World

Tidal Basin, Washington DC

Tidal Basin, Washington DC

St Vitus Cathedral, Prague

St Vitus Cathedral, Prague

Setagaya Park, Vienna

Setagaya Park, Vienna

High Park, Toronto

High Park, Toronto

High Park, Toronto, Cananda

High Park, Toronto, Canada

Kamo District, Japan

Kamo District, Japan

Tidal Basin, Washington DC

Tidal Basin, Washington DC

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Virginia Beach, Toronto

Virginia Beach, TorontoHigh Park Toronto, CanadaHigh Park, Toronto

Taiwan

Taiwan

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Kungstradtgarden, Stockholm

Kungstradtgarden, Stockholm

Cherry blossoms in London, UK

London, UK

The quad, Seattle Washington campus

The quad, Seattle Washington campus

Washington DC

Washington DC

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

San Jose

San Jose

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Philadephia, Fairmount Park

Philadephia, Fairmount Park

Mississauga Park, Ontario

Mississauga Park, Ontario

International Buddhist Trust of NZ, New Zealand

International Buddhist Trust of NZ, New Zealand

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, New York

Hamilton, New Zealand

Hamilton, New Zealand

Jackie Kennedy Reservoir, New York

Jackie Kennedy Reservoir, New York

Cheekwood Estate, Nashville, Tennessee

Cheekwood Estate, Nashville, Tennessee

Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeonghwa Station, South Korea

Gyeonghwa Station, South Korea

Hinokinai River, Japan

Hinokinai River, Japan

High Park, Toronto

High Park, Toronto

Nori River, Japan

Nori River, Japan

Nakameguro, Tokyo

Nakameguro, Tokyo

Nagaike Shinsui Park, Lake Yamanaka, Japan

Nagaike Shinsui Park, Lake Yamanaka, Japan

Kurashiki Bikan, Japan

Kurashiki Bikan, Japan

Kanazawa Castle. Japan

Kanazawa Castle. Japan

Hirosaki Castle, Japan

Hirosaki Castle, Japan

Colorado

Colorado

Qingdao, China

Qingdao, China

Baiyun Mountain, China

Baiyun Mountain, China

Washington DC

Washington DC

Revelstoke British Columbia, Canada

Revelstoke British ColumbiaCentral Park, British Columbia

Bern Rose Garden, Switzerland

Bern Rose Garden, Switzerland

Kersenbloesempark, Netherlands

Kersenbloesempark, Netherlands

Cherry Blossoms around the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Trinity Gardens, Dublin

Trinity Gardens, Dublin

Tidal Basin, Washington DC

Tidal Basin, Washington DC