Cherry Blossoms at Home and Abroad with Ambassadair Travel
Celebrate the Fleeting Beauty and Hopefulness of the Cherry Blossom
Cherry blossoms tend to evoke images of spring; however, the cherry blossom or sakura, as it is known in Japan, is more than a symbol for spring. Cherry blossoms represent the beauty of life – its renewal and brief time. They also represent purity, virtue, and hope. Hanami is a time of gathering and celebration of the sakura in Japan. Similarly, you may also see picnic goers enjoying the beautiful cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C.
Due to their symbolic nature and revered love, these delicate, magnificent trees surround many shrines, temples, and castles – almost exuding royalty themselves. One tree that has been admired for hundreds of years can be found in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Known as the “divine generations cherry blossom,” this famous tree is believed to be Japan’s oldest tree. Held up by poles, this beauty radiates the fragility and hopefulness of the cherry blossom.
Witness cherry blossoms up-close with Ambassadair group tours. Travel to Japan in March 2019 to celebrate Hanami. Along with the opportunity to witness the exquisite cherry blossom trees, explore unforgettable Japanese landscapes. Witness castle remnants of the Imperial Palace East Garden in Tokyo as you stroll through 52 acres of gardens and flowering trees. Experience the beauty of nearly 100,000 trees which surround the Meiji Shrine. Observe the land dusted in pink and white from atop the Mount Fuji lookout. Explore Kenrokuen Garden, one of the most beautiful and picturesque gardens in Japan. Meander through Ryoanji, the famous Zen Garden and Buddhist Temple, and appreciate the opposition of the weeping cherry blossom trees alongside the smooth pebbles and artful rocks.
If you would prefer to stay closer to home, Ambassadair Travel offers group tours to Washington, D.C. during springtime. You’re invited to sit and appreciate the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.in April 2019. Originally a gift from Japan in 1912, these trees add amazing grace to Washington, D.C. monumentsand parks. The views of cherry blossom trees from the National Mall are awe-inspiring. These lovely blossoms easily mesmerize as they reflect onto the water. After you peruse the monuments and museums, take respite under the colorful shade of blossoms. Whether you choose to travel near or far, find time to celebrate the fleeting beauty and hopefulness of the cherry blossom.
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