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The best places around the world to see cherry blossom
After the long dark nights of winter, the tiny pink and white pom-pom blossom of the cherry tree is a welcome sign that spring is on its way. Japanese culture takes this flowery symbol a step further with the tradition of ‘hanami’, admiring the blooms for their fleeting beauty, seen as a metaphor for life – here one moment, vivid and wonderful, and then gone the next. Whether you want to tap into your philosophical side under the trees or just enjoy this most cheerful sight of spring, here are some of the best places around the world to enjoy cherry blossom.