Japan's Cherry Blossoms Made a Beautiful (Early!) Appearance, and the Photos Are Breathtaking

If you needed a beautiful Spring pick-me-up, we have good news: Japan's got you covered. The country's famous cherry blossoms made an early appearance in Tokyo this year, and have now reached full bloom, a sure sign of springtime. Crowds have gathered throughout the nation's capitol to appreciate the picturesque flowers for the short time they'll remain in bloom.

Luckily, thanks to videos and photographs of the city, those unable to see the blossoms in-person can still witness their majesty from afar. Keep reading to see photos of the breathtaking cherry blossoms, a truly incredible sight.