PICS: Japan's cherry blossoms are in full bloom - time to swoon

It's literally the most beautiful time of year in Japan, and we wish we were there.

Japan's cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

READ: Where and when to see the best cherry blossoms in Japan 

In Tokyo they are now at their peak, while they will soon be blossoming in northern Japan's Sapporo. 

This time of year, known in Japan as sakura, is treasured by locals and internationals alike. The Japanese refer to the act of 'watching blossoms' as Hanami, says Travel and Leisure. A delightful pastime of adoring these baby pink blooms, perhaps while having a picnic in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo. 

Sounds blissful. 

Time to swoon...

TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
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TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 31: A man rides a bicycle und
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 09: A woman passes under a ch

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