29 Swoon-Worthy Pictures Of Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Published May 17, 2015
Updated February 27, 2024

These photos prove that Japanese cherry blossoms are one of the simplest and most beautiful blooms in the world.

Japanese Cherry Blossoms Pictures

The Moya Team

Nothing beats the simple beauty of a cherry blossom in full bloom. While most varieties of the tree do not produce fruit, their pinkish-white flowers are admired by people all across the world.

In Japan, cherry blossoms represent the beauty and fragility of life, a symbolic notion that has existed for centuries, as seen in ancient Japanese paintings and mythology. When the flowers bloom—creating a dreamy scene of white and pink petals, people gather together to celebrate and remind themselves that while life is a blessing, it is also tragically short.

Called “Sakura,” the cherry blossom is Japan’s national flower, playing a role in both political and cultural traditions. Check out these incredible images of cherry blossoms before spring’s blooms submit to the summer heat:

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

Beautiful Japan in Spring
Source: China Bambi

Beautiful Cherry Blossom Pictures

Cherry Blossoms In Front Of Japan's Mountains
Source: PicsFab

Cherry Blossom Festival Japan

New Taipei City With Cherry Blossom Flowers
Source: Wikimedia

Close Up Of Japanese Cherry Blossom Flowers
Source: 123RF

Meaning of Cherry Blossoms
Source: Bored Panda

Seoul Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms Pictures
Source: Be My Guest

Pink and White Cherry Blossoms
Source: The Guardian

Spring Blooms in Reflection
Source: 500px

Sakura Tunnel in Japan
Source: Earth Porm

Japanese Cherry Blossoms at Night
Source: China Bambi

Japanese Cherry Blossoms Blooms in City
Source: Bored Panda

Railway Beneath Blooming Sakura
Source: Thumbpress

Photographing Japanese Cherry Blooms
Source: Gag Daily

The cherry blossom's transformation from bud to bloom is short and sweet. Check it out in this time-lapse video:

Feel like your part of scenery in this clip of Sakura blooming throughout Japan:


And if you enjoyed these Japanese cherry blossoms pictures, see our other posts on the Japanese cat island of Aoshima and the most popular All That Is Interesting pictures!

Kiri Picone
Kiri Picone holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Pepperdine University and has been writing for various digital publishers for more than 10 years.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Picone, Kiri. "29 Swoon-Worthy Pictures Of Japanese Cherry Blossoms." AllThatsInteresting.com, May 17, 2015, https://allthatsinteresting.com/cherry-blossoms-pictures. Accessed June 23, 2024.