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Snow on cherry blossom trees?! 😲
Hirosaki Castle, Aomori Prefecture🇯🇵
We're still waiting for cherry blossoms (sakura) to bloom in Tokyo but it won't be for another month. However, further north in Japan at Hirosaki Castle (弘前城), locals can experience what looks like snow and cherry blossoms at the same time. ❄️ The overnight temperatures here regularly dip down below freezing and there is usually frost on the sakura tree branches along the moat of the castle. At night, the area is illuminated with pink lights, which create an effect of cherry blossoms blooming in the middle of winter. It's a beautiful scenery that can only be found this time of the year.
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