The Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in 2019 – and When to Plan Your Trip

Spring is always the best time to see flowers and trees blossom, but there are few sights that compare with seeing cherry blossom trees in full bloom.

In 2018, the cherry blossom trees in Japan surprised many spectators by blooming a full six months early – in October instead of April, as usual. Yoshino cherry trees typically develop buds in the summer but don’t actually bloom until spring, their extremely fragile flowers only showing themselves when the conditions are just right. But last fall, meteorologists theorize that the irregular weather, including unseasonably warm temperatures, storms, and damage caused by typhoons, caused the early bloom…[READ MORE]

Source: The Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in 2019 – and When to Plan Your Trip | travelandleisure.com

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