The "Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival" started on the 23rd at Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture, one of the most famous cherry blossom spots in Japan, and is crowded with many people trying to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom at a glance.

In Hirosaki Park, more than 50 kinds of cherry blossoms, a total of 2600 trees, are planted on a site of about 49 hectares.

Of these, Yoshino cherry blossoms were announced to be in full bloom six days earlier than normal, and the "Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival" began in order to enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

As a countermeasure against the infection of the new coronavirus, the "Sakura Tunnel" whose sidewalk is covered with cherry blossom branches has become one-way.

The visitors walked slowly, looking up at the pink flowers swaying in the wind.

A man in his 60s from Chiba Prefecture said, "I am very happy to be here when the beautiful cherry blossoms are in full bloom."

In the moat of the park, the "flower raft" where scattered petals cover the water surface is also in full bloom, and many people took pictures of the water surface dyed in pale pink.

The Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival will be held until the 5th of next month, and you can enjoy late-blooming cherry blossoms such as Yae-Beni-Shidare even after the Yoshino cherry tree is scattered.