Whenever we hear of cherry blossoms, we immediately think of Japan (even if the official cherry blossom capital is actually Macon, Georgia in North America). But, every April, another gorgeous albeit less popular floral display happens at Hitsujiyama Park in the Fuji Five Lakes region: the Shibazakura Festival.

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Shibazakura is a perennial moss that originated in North America. It blooms with pink, purple, white, and red flowers until the end of May. 

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The moss grows in such a way that covers the ground with flowers, which is why it's appropriately called “lawn cherry.” Head over to the Fuji Motosuko Resort to see the largest pink moss display.

A word of caution: The ground is not paved, so plan your OOTDs with flats, sneakers, or sandals instead of heels. Though the park opens as early as 8:00 a.m., afternoon light is said to be perfect for selfies. Priorities, right? We gotchu, girl. 

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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