When the cherry blossoms are pretty much done in the center of Hiroshima there is no need to despair. If you missed the main event or just can’t get enough, the Hiroshima branch of the Japan Mint in Itsukaichi provides an opportunity to enjoy a huge variety of beautiful blooms.
Every spring the Hiroshima Branch of the Japan Mint, appropriately located at the end of “Coin-douri”, opens its gates to the general public, for just a week, so we can enjoy the blossoms of the 216 cherry trees which include 51 varieties.
The “blossom of the year” for 2016 is Koufugenzou [紅普賢象]; a red blossom which was listed in Edo-era cherry blossom compendiums.
More details about this lovely event here.
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View more photos of the cherry blossom at the Hiroshima branch of The Japan Mint on Flickr here.