ume (plum) blossom season

The plum blossom blooms about a month before the more famous cherry blossom, and we went to Umegaoka park in Tokyo to walk amongst the gently scented trees and enjoy the first hint of Spring.

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My favourite thing about the ume blossom is that there are so many different varieties and colours, from pure white to a deep crimson red.

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If you’re in Tokyo, hope you can take a moment to go and find some ume to enjoy!