If you love spring because of the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and you’re missing it now that you’re spending most of your time indoors, don’t worry. Thanks to Google Earth, you can take a virtual cherry blossom tour that will allow you to see the trees in their native environment all around the world, all from the comfort of your living room couch.
- Who wouldn’t love to go to a cherry blossom festival? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of going to Tokyo one March to see the groves full of the beautiful pink and white flowers but have never quite made it there. Don’t be down that you’ve missed another year—taking a virtual tour will scratch the itch for now.
- There are 10 stops on the virtual tour. Of course, Google Earth will take you to the Miharu Takizakura in Japan to see their beautiful cherry blossoms, but you’ll also make stops at locations such as the Praça do Japão in Brazil and the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., among other places. Each stop on the tour was added by a local who believed it was worth seeing, so you know you’re getting the good stuff.
- It’s not just pretty pictures. The 360 view of the cherry blossoms at each location on the virtual tour will give you a good look at the flowers in bloom, but you’ll also be treated to some insider info from locals as well as a quote from a local guide to give you a bit more background on what you’re looking at. It’s educational as well as visually pleasing!
- This is the perfect relaxing activity when you’re feeling cabin fever. While you can likely still go outside once a day for some fresh air and exercise, when you’re stuck inside and feeling a little claustrophobic because you can’t be in nature, why not appreciate it virtually by taking this tour? It will remind you of all the natural beauty in the world that’s there for us despite everything that’s going on right now.
- So where can you take the tour? It’s available on Google Earth HERE. Happy viewing!