“Ume” – Plum Blossom
Japan is well-known for the land of the cherry blossoms. But, plum trees are beautiful as well.
So, Japanese people have a custom of viewing plum blossoms and cherry blossoms in spring. An old Japanese custom was to view plum blossoms not cherry blossoms.
The plum trees will be in bloom from January until early March. If you go cherry blossom viewing, you might be able to feel how Japanese felt in ancient times.
Recommanded Tour: The Golden Route Japan – Cherry Blossom Special Tour 2013 & 2014