To celebrate the arrival of Japan’s most magical season, National Geographic invited community members to send in their best photographs of the country’s famous cherry blossom. Take a look at the pictures below to see for yourself the stunning submissions they received.

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Sakura River

Sakura River
Photo By: Danilo Dungo

White Wall

White Wall
Photo By: Masayuki Yamashita

Land of mist

Land of mist
Photo By: Yoshiki Fujiwara

Evening cherry blossoms

Evening cherry blossoms
Photo By: Aurora Simionescu

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival
Photo By: Ryan WH

Pink sakura and pink line

Pink sakura and pink line
Photo By: Masayuki Yamashita

Sakura Reverie

Sakura Reverie
Photo By: S. Ohtani

A train passing by in spring

A train passing by in spring
Photo By: Janvika Shah

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom
Photo By: Jessica W. / Carmen Măduta

The color of the cultivation in spring

The color of the cultivation in spring
Photo By: Hiroki Inoue

Old couple

Old couple
Photo By: Joe Ishikawa

After fall of Sakura

After fall of Sakura
Photo By: Danilo Dungo

Tunnel of cherry blossoms

Tunnel of cherry blossoms
Photo By: Jessie Meyer

Spring evening

Spring evening
Photo By: Sho Shibata

Sakura blizzard

Sakura blizzard
Photo By: Joydeep Dasgupta

Chidorigafuchi

Chidorigafuchi
Photo By: Totomai martinez

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