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Japan's Breathtakingly Beautiful 'Pink Carpet' is Pure Instagram Porn

Picture of Luke Abrahams
Social Content Editor
Updated: 22 May 2017

800,000 bloomin’ beautiful flowers are waiting to be Instagrammed.

First there was Hitachi Seaside Park, then it was all those fabulous cherry blossoms, then those gorgeous wisteria tunnels and now there’s this fairytale-esque pink carpet. When will it stop? Never, according to Japan.

While we’ve all got a thing for cherry blossoms and wisteria tunnels, nothing quite beats the mesmerising blooms of Shibazakura. Just two hours outside the mania of Tokyo, Shibazakura Park in Northern Japan is causing quite the stir in the Instagram world.

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Set among the beautiful expanse of the mammoth 12,388-foot (3,776-metre) Mount Fuji, almost 800,000 Shibazakura flowers burst out across the landscape. According to the park’s website: “It is a festival of flowers which gives color to Mt. Fuji through contrast with their gorgeous colors. Amazingly, the flowers aren’t even native to Japan. They actually hail from various parts of North America and are referred to as ‘lawn cherries’ because they look a little bit like cherry blossoms – difference is, they grown on the ground and not on trees.

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From ponds to sheds, woodland to pathways, everywhere you look you’ll see shades of pink, purple, red and white. Known locally as ‘moss plox’, the bloom has been given the nickname of ‘pink moss’ or ‘pink carpet’. Why? Because there’s not a shard of grass in sight. Just pink, pink, pink. It’s this year’s ‘it’ colour after all.

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The flowers are just about it to hit their peak at the end of May, so if you’re travelling about Japan add this to the top of your bucket list. NOW!


 

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