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Beautiful Plum Blossoms in Yokohama

Okurayama Park: Lovely in the winter

Most visitors to Japan know about her famous cherry trees, but not many know about the beauty of her plum blossoms (ume). They begin to bloom in mid-winter, signaling that spring will soon be upon us. There are many parks and gardens in Japan that feature orchards of plum trees (do a search on this site and you'll see!), and Kanagawa itself has a few: Yugawara, Odawara Castle, and this one at Okurayama Park. Go on a sunny day and you won't mind the cold one bit!

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