Ah, the beautiful Cherry Blossom – the international symbol that Spring has finally arrived. Of course traditionally one would think of Japan when it comes to Cherry Blossoms but cities around the world are also bursting with the vivid pink of the sakura flower (cherry blossom). The parks, gardens and streets of Japan come alive in pink as the sakura flower (cherry blossom) go into full bloom. The much-anticipated event is celebrated with hanami gatherings with friends and family.
Here TLTB looks at some of the most luxurious hotels around the world to view the beautiful blooms.
Outside of Japan, Washington D.C. is one of the largest events commemorating the blossoms. The plantings of the cherry blossom trees originated as a gift in 1912 from the people of Japan to the United States as gesture of friendship and goodwill.
One of the best places to view cherry blossoms in Seoul is at the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival in Yeouiseo-ro (Yunjung-no), which takes place in mid-April when the azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas, and other spring flowers are also in full bloom.