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.
3. Shukugawa Park, Hyōgo Prefecture
30 minutes away from Umeda station in Osaka lies Shukugawa Park – another idyllic spot to be one with cherry blossoms. Stretching across 2.8 kilometres from one end to another, an estimated 1,660 trees, mostly Yoshino trees, stand tall and bloom from end-March to the early April. You can witness the pink revolution in a different light during the dates from 5 to 8 April, a time when the entire park will light up when night arrives.