Spring is almost here, which means cherry blossom season (or sakura season) is around the corner. Although peak blossom viewing varies by location, cherry trees typically bloom between mid-March and mid-April. While Washington, D.C. and Japan are the biggest names in the cherry blossom game, you can also see these beautiful pink (or white) flowers in many other locales in the United States and around the world. From Vancouver, British Columbia, to Spain's Jerte Valley, here are 21 of the best places in the world to see cherry blossoms.

Words by Zoe Miller at Insider

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