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 219 cherry trees which include 61 varieties.
The “blossom of the year” for 2017 is Imose [妹背]; a reddish blossom with around 30 petals. It blooms in two stages, which is the reason for its name which means “two lovers”.
More details about this lovely event here.
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