Cherry blossoms, daffodils, hyacinths, and irises —an explosion of pinks, yellows, and purples painting the pale winter days! Spring is knocking at the door. Are you ready for it? When I say “ready,” I mean your passport, your new list of travel destinations, travel packing checklist, travel bags, travel insurance, and flight tickets (if you can at least travel in your own country with the pandemic and all). Regardless of whether you can travel this spring break or not, you can virtually tour some of the most breathtaking destinations around the world, where spring flora knows no bounds! You can still use the power of imagination and teleport yourself to one or all of these top 5 spring destinations to see spring flowers!
1. Pink Moss: Mount Fuji, Japan
Your love for flowers will reach full bloom when you witness the splendor of Mount Fuji in spring. You will get to see and take a long whiff of the Shibazakura (pink moss), blanketing the earth in vibrant pink. You will see everything in literal rose-tinted glasses as the already picturesque view of the flowery mountain turns into a literal pink Nirvana on sunset. The mountain is pink, the sky is blushing, and the vibe is intoxicating! It’s literally just nature showing off! Don’t miss the Fuji Shibazakura (Pink Moss) Festival in Fuji Kawaguchiko town in April and May, where the Shibazakura flower is rightfully celebrated!
2. Blue Nemophila: Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
There is something about the color blue that soothes the soul. Getting to see so much blue in the spring will truly cleanse your mind and heart, and the blue nemophila flower, also known as “baby blue eyes,” will do it for you! If you get to visit Tokyo’s Hitachi Seaside Park, climb Miharashi Hill and see the blue wonder that is the nemophila flower at least once in your life, you will have a timeless memory to carry with you for the rest of your life.
3. Cherry blossoms: Japan or Washington DC
The cherry blossom is the beautiful symbol of spring, and its beauty peaks in April!
There are many destinations around the world where you can see this spring flower, but here I picked two places with the prettiest cherry blossoms — Japan because the flowers bear a cultural significance and Washington DC because the White House looks prettier surrounded by the blossoms (also a great alternative if you can’t travel to Japan)! Cherry-blossom-inspired parties are popular in Japan, and you can find cherry blossoms, pastries, and milk products everywhere, both in Japan and the US. Make sure to live the cherry blossoms season to the fullest!
4. Lavender: Provence, France
Lavender is an iconic spring flower symbolizing purity and serenity and is largely grown for its heavenly scent. In Provence, Southern France, you will find endless lavender fields in spring but mostly in summer as they reach their peak, so June is the perfect time to see them in Provence. Regardless, you can see lavender fields anywhere in your own country if you can’t travel!
5. Marigold: Marigold Fields, Bali
Yellow, orange, and gold adorn the Indonesian island, Bali, charming all that passes. There, you will be like a honeybee feasting on the magnificent beauty of this spring flower. Marigolds are very significant in Balinese culture, used as offerings in religious ceremonies. And how can such beauty be rejected when offered? You will get to see marigold not only in the fields but anywhere alongside the roads of the Island. Pack your suitcase for an unforgettable spring flower pilgrimage (or at least take a tour on Google Images or YouTube) and enjoy the natural beauty to the fullest!