Nothing says pretty in pink like the bloom of cherry blossoms
From end-March to early-May, most parts of Japan will turn into a glorious shade of pink, thanks to the sought-after cherry blossom season! But with such a sight to behold comes the throngs of people, all with a mission to achieve the picture perfect Instagram shot. To beat the masses, here are seven underrated spots that may not reel as many tourists, so as your cherry blossom-watching can go on without a hitch.
2. Nishi Park, Fukuoka Prefecture
The Fukuoka Prefecture has numerous spots to see cherry blossoms. Nishi Park is one of the many, where over a thousand cherry trees, including the weeping cherry and the Oshima cherry, are planted! Overlooking the pristine Hakata Bay, Nishi Park is also home to the site of Terumo Shrine, the family shrine of Fukuoka’s former feudal lords. We suggest bringing along a picnic basket to enjoy a hearty meal in showers of cherry blossoms.