14 Best Cities to See Cherry Blossoms Outside of Japan
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When we say “cherry blossoms”, we think about Japan in an instant. It’ll be lovely to take part in the cherry blossom viewing in Japan, also known as ‘Hanami’. But isn’t there a place nearer to home than Japan? Absolutely, there is. Of course the real hanami, having a picnic party under the shade of fully-bloomed cherry blossom trees, is totally different compared to other places, but if chances to visit Japan are slim this year, here’s a list of towns that can be perfect substitutes to visit without breaking the bank or flying miles away.