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This year, you can catch the cherry blossom festival INSIDE the Tokyo Metro

It’s a bucket list item, to see the Japanese cherry blossoms in bloom. But if you don’t have the time to stop and smell the sakura, this year a metro train in Tokyo has been decked out in cherry blossoms in celebration of spring.

Carriages on the Ginza Line have turned into a Sakura Train with stunning cherry blossom branches and petals transforming the train into a delightful springtime scene, minus the hayfever. The decked-out carriages have been on track since March 12th and will be around until early April.

For those who want a real glimpse of the cherry blossoms, this is also the exact line to take! The Ginza Line stops at Ueno which is home to a park that features 800 cherry trees. During the cherry blossom festival, 1,000 lanterns light up the space, turning the park into a illuminated wonderland of pure pink!

If you’re in Japan and want even more cherry blossom goodness, you’ll be thrilled to know that the country is now in cherry blossom madness mode.

There’s cherry blossom-themed beer at bars, a Starbucks Sakura Strawberry Pink Mochi Frappuccino for your morning commute, and even a new Kit Kat range dedicated to the season.

Via Japan Trends

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