Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

Known around the world for its incredible display of cherry blossoms, Japan has a national holiday called Hanami and its translation literally means viewing the cherry blossom flowers. This holiday goes back almost 1,000 years to when the aristocrats would go around writing poems about the blossoms. Timing is crucial to this tradition and can change every year. Once the blossoms start to bloom, it typically lasts about two weeks and full bloom only lasts for about a week.