These stunning photos of Japanese cherry blossoms will fill you with wonder

The end of March is one of the most anticipated times of the year in Japan, since this is when the whole country gets painted in white and tender pink as its myriad cherry blossoms (or 'sakura') come into flower. This spectacle is really something that is worth seeing in person, and so numerous tourists from all over the globe come here for Ohanami - big 'blossom-viewing' parties, with numerous picnics and even karaoke taking place in the public parks beneath these exquisite and glorious trees.

For those of you who can't go this year, Bright Side would like to offer this selection of photographs of the most wonderful Japanese cherry blossoms we've ever seen. Sit back, scroll down, and soon you'll be able to feel the sweetest magical scent filling the room...

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