You’ve seen brilliant trees of white that sing of the coming of spring, and their sakura, or cherry blossoms. Perhaps you've sat under the flowers and felt a wave of happiness come upon you. You may even have felt the petals rain upon you when a breeze shakes the boughs. But have you looked closely at these individual blooms that collectively release Japan from the hold of winter? All photographs taken at the Fukuoka Castle Ruins in Maizuru Park.
舞鶴公園—maizuru kouen—Maizuru Park
福岡城跡—fukuoka-jou ato—Fukuoka Castle Ruins
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I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature all around the world. I've traveled throughout Japan and visited some 40 countries on 5 continents and hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. This October, I was a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan, Caving Adventures in Western Japan.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!