Photographer's Paradise (Part 2)

Flowers are a photography favourite

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

It is no secret that the Japanese admire flowers. The chrysanthemum flower is the symbol of Japan while the sakura cherry blossoms appear everywhere, even on Japan's 100 yen coin.

I’ve never seen so many flowers blooming as in Japan. Growing - and grown - everywhere, there are scores flower parks for visitors to enjoy. I very much enjoyed my visits to Ashikaga Flower Park and Hamamatsu Flower Park. During the spring, these gardens appear like gardens of paradise. They are truly stunning. Outside of spring, even in the colder months, you can find many exotic flowers like orchids and water lilies growing in greenhouses.

Of course, the most famous of flower seasons is spring with the blooming sakura cherry blossoms. It is a tradition in Japan to enjoy hanami cherry blossom viewing parties. Beautiful during the day, they become absolutely gorgeous with night illumination.

Japan and its flowers are a photographer's heaven. Please enjoy them the next time you visit.

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: Matane!