10 Reasons Why You Must Forget Europe and Visit Japan During Spring Season

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1. Hanami Festival at Maruyama Park, Kyoto

With over 1600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines, traditional wooden buildings and sublime gardens, Kyoto is where nature is celebrated to the fullest. Visit the imperial capital and one of the best-preserved cities in Japan during Springtime or through the summer and be ready to be smitten by the exotic burst of blooms that you have never seen before. Maruyama Park, the oldest park in Kyoto and one of the best sites to celebrate Hanami, is known for the gorgeous looking weeping cherry trees which are illuminated at night. Right from the arrival of April till the very end of it, Maruyama Park in Kyoto is filled with the locals and tourists to capture the incredibly beautiful sight of pale pink flower laden cheery trees. Don’t miss a glimpse of the huge 40-foot weeping cherry tree (Shidarezakura) which is almost a century old.

Crowds enjoy the spring cherry blossoms in Maruyama Park | 10 Reasons Why You Must Forget Europe and Visit Japan During Spring Season

Crowds enjoy the spring cherry blossoms in Maruyama Park / Copyright Sean Pavone

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