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Plum Blossoms at Yushima Tenjin

Harbingers of the coming spring

Although Japan’s most famous flower is almost certainly the cherry blossom, the country also boasts another beautiful floral tree known as ume [oo-meh], better known in English as the plum blossom. While these lovely trees are not as numerous as the cherry blossoms, there are many great places around Tokyo to enjoy them. One of the most famous places is the Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo’s Bunkyo district.

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