Time to add Benguet in your list of dream dates.
According to CNN Philippines, over 30 cherry blossoms, along with other tree species from Japan were planted in the municipality of Atok as a way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ties between the Kochi prefecture of Japan and the Benguet province.
It will be the first cherry blossom park here in the country and will be open to visitors and campers. The trees are expected to bloom in three years.
A Facebook post from the Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera also added that officials from the Department of Tourism and Department of Environment and Natural Resources were also present at the tree-planting ceremony.
Widely distributed in East Asian countries, cherry blossoms, popularly known as sakura in Japan, constantly draws thousands of tourists especially during springtime when the trees are in full bloom.
The Japanese people hold these flowers in high regard, and families even pay close attention to blooming forecasts and turn out in large numbers at parks, shrines, and temples to hold flower-viewing parties during spring.
Photos from japan-guide.com (Sakura trees)