Japanese cherry blossoms, also known as Sakura【桜：さくら】, has long been a “must see” in Japan during spring around late March till April. It is almost like a seasonal festival that goes on all spring long across Japan.
However, here Toyota, the second most populated city within Aichi prefecture next to Nagoya city, is one of the rare exceptionals.
This is a kind of cherry blossoms found in Obara, an smaller area within Toyota, grow twice every year. First around early April just like ordinary cherry blossoms, and second around early November just about the same timing as the Japanese maple leaves start changing their colour
. They were first brought into the area during the 1800s, and now you can find 10,000+ trees across Obara.
The contrast between the light shades of pink inside a mountain of deep autumn leaves is something worth coming to look at during autumn.