What’s the Idea?
See the beautiful cherry blossom trees from around the world on Google Earth’s 3D virtual tour.
What’s the story
Usually during this time people are out exploring their local cherry blossom trees or have specifically booked a holiday to see these beauties in another country.
This is something that my husband and I have always wanted to do and we have often looked at going to Japan this time of year.
We didn’t book this year; however, I am sure many people did and were looking forward to seeing the beautiful cherry blossom trees up close.
Unfortunately many of these holidays were cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
Google Earth’s virtual 3D tour has provided the next best thing by taking you across 10 carefully selected locations, recommended by locals.
You can virtually ‘travel’ from Tokyo to Washington D.C and view and ‘walk’ amongst thousands of cherry blossoms.
People should do this because…?
There is something about springtime cherry blossom trees that are relaxing, calming and cheery.
And although we can’t get out to see them at the moment, I have enjoyed looking at them from my own home!
You can spend as little as 10 minutes browsing or if you have more time take a virtual stroll down the world famous walkways.
Enjoy some of the world’s most scenic ‘sakura’ spots…
Google Earth will take you to to Japan first – where the cherry blossom tree originated… and then all around the world!
- Meguro River Cherry Blossoms Promenade, Tokyo, Japan
- Miharu Takizakura Scenic spot in Miharu, Japan
- Square Jean XXIII Park in Paris, France
- Praça do Japão Park in Curitiba, Brazil
- Kungsträdgården Park in Stockholm, Sweden
- Navaconcejo. Fin Garganta Las Nogaledas Hiking Area in Cáceres, Spain
- Gyeonghwayeog Transit station in Jinhae, South Korea
- Queen Elizabeth Park Park in Vancouver, British Columbia
- Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Botanical garden, London
- Tidal Basin Reservoir in Washington, DC
How do you do it?
In order to access Google Earth you will need to make sure that you have an updated browser or switch to Google Chrome.
You can download Google Chrome here.
Once you have checked your browser, simply click on the link and start exploring!
Stuff you may need
- Laptop, Computer, tablet, or smartphone