Most of Japanese like cherry blossoms, which bring us spring atmosphere. In the mainland of Japan, cherry blossoms bloom in the early April. However, here in Hokkaido, situation is different.
Eventually, cherry blossoms bloom here too. But the species of cherry tree is different from that in the mainland. Both belong to the same genus Prunus, but the cherry in Hokkaido is Prunus sargentii, while that in Tokyo is Prunus × yedoensis.
Here’s the cherry blossom in Hokkaido.