Kakunodate Cherry Blossoms – Akita

Tokyobling's Blog

Here are some photos of this year’s cherry blossom viewing in picturesque little Kakunodate in Japan’s north western Akita prefecture. I went up there to catch these on behalf of Special.T, and the photos were used in marketing their sakura flavored tea. You can find more photos from me and other photographers on their Pinterest board. Kakunodate is one of the most famous spots for cherry blossom viewing in northern Japan, not only for the fantastic trees, but also for the well preserved and historic samurai houses left intact in the center of the town. If you are foreigner visiting Japan and have plenty of time I recommend getting the rail pass which gives you unlimited access to the shinkansen and local trains all over the country. As a “local” I can’t do this, but I am always envious of the great deal offered to foreign tourists! It might…

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