The cherry blossom season in Japan is in full effect, and the images from the stunning trees are truly immaculate. Here are 22 truly magical images of this season's trees.

In Japan, the cherry blossoms are sometimes known as the sakura, and the name derives from the shape and color of the flowers. The trees do not actually produce any cherry fruit. The blossoming of the trees also serve as a symbolic reminder of the changing of the seasons. They usually begin to blossom around January and continue to do so through much of April and May. There are many websites outlining the forecasts for when the cherry trees are blossoming.

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