Cherry Blossoms Nozawa Japan
Cherry Blossoms starting to bloom
Even though there is still snow up top on the slopes down in the valleys Spring is starting to blossom. The beautiful Cherry Blossoms or Sakura as they are called in Japanese are starting to come out in many areas. Nearby Takada Castle and park in Joetsu close to the Japanese Sea is reaching full bloom now and is an amazing place to see this natural wonder. Won’t be long until Iiyama and even Nozawa start to see the gorgeous white petals grace the landscape.
The springtime bloom is an amazing spectacle but remarkably brief; after only two weeks, they drop to the ground a bit like snow and wither into the dirt. Tied to the Buddhist thinking of mortality, mindfulness and living in the present, as are only here for a short time they are a visual reminder that all things are fleeting.
Spring is a great time to visit Japan as can catch the Cherry Blossoms and also get some skiing in! Check out more details here; Spring Skiing Japan