Authentic Japanese Cherry Blossoms in… The U.S. & Canada!

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It’s been over a 100 years since Japan gifted the U.S. with their prized sakura trees in 1921, but it’s only in the past two decades that they started celebrating the pink springtime festival. The cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. remain the most well known–because the capital hosts the annual cherry blossom festivalbut there are other places to “hanami” as well.

Here are the best places to catch the elusive pink flowers in Canada and the U.S.


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Cherry Blossoms in Canada

#1 High Park in Toronto, Canada

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#2 Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, Canada

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Cherry Blossoms in U.S.

#3 National Mall in Washington D.C.

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The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is held here, amidst of over 3,000 cherry trees.

#4 University of Washington in Seattle

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#5 Branch Brook Park in New Jersey

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This pink park features about 4,000 cherry trees.

#6 Charles River Esplanade in Boston

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#7 Central Park in New York City

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The central park is home to several types of sakura, namely the yoshino and kwanzan varieties.


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#8 Brooklyn Botanical Garden in Brooklyn

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The botanical garden is a mini sakura park, with just 200 trees.

#9 Golden Gate Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco

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