A virtual tour of Cherry Blossoms

I’m so behind with blogging, this post on virtual tours of Cherry Blossom trees was supposed to be posted whilst the Cherry Blossoms were still blooming. Then I had to figure out how to optimize YouTube videos for work. I didn’t know a thing about YouTube except for the fact that I watched lots of videos on the platform. If you have a YouTube channel and have tips for me when it comes to YouTube please let me know. Back to the Cherry Blossoms, Google released a virtual tour of Cherry Blossom trees around the word. These perfectly pink trees don’t grow in South Africa. Luckily I got to see them in Bonn, Germany. I created a roundup of these virtual tours and even though the Cherry Blossoms are no longer blooming you can at least see them virtually.

Google Earth Cherry Blossoms Around the World

This tour starts in Tokyo, it includes Washington D.C  and Paris. See it for yourself by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/3cZBmcj

You have to have Google Earth app installed on your phone if you’re viewing it on your phone. Install Google Earth on your PC to see this tour parts of the tour is in photo format and other parts are in VR  which means you can do a virtual walkabout.



The Tidal Basin Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington DC
Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington DC

Free tours by Foot posted an informative video about the Cherry Blossom Trees in the Tidal Basin area of Washington D.C. The video provides in-depth details about the trees and their history in the area.



The City of Toronto, High Park

High Park, Cherry Blossoms
High Park, Cherry Blossoms

The Cherry Blossom trees growing in High Park were donated by Japan to Canada as a symbol of friendship. The video includes an informational voiceover and lots of shots of the Cherry Blossom trees. The City of Toronto released this video given that we can’t physically visit the park due to the coronavirus lockdown.


China, Wuhan, Wuhan University

Wuhan University Cherry Blossom trees
Wuhan University Cherry Blossom trees

This video is wonderful. No information is added but, the drone footage is just wow. It blew me away. It’s a bit eerie knowing how hard the pandemic hit the city and the emptiness of the video hits hard. It is the best virtual tour of Cherry Blossom I’ve seen.


Bonn, Germany

I wish I knew how to actually create quality videos for YouTube. I could have used my own photos and footage of Bonn’s Cherry Blossom Trees for now you can see the video below.


Berlin, Germany

I didn’t even know about all the Cherry Blossoms which grow in Berlin. The tour will give you some information on the trees and their history in Berlin.


Paris, France

In this video, you will find out where to see the Cherry Blossom Trees in Paris. I had no idea that they grew in Paris before visiting the city on my sister’s birthday back in 2016.


You can also have a look at the photos included in this Cherry Blossom Post: https://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/cherry-blossom-photographs

A virtual tour of cherry blossoms Pinterest Graphic

There are many more places where Cherry Blossom trees grow in this post I choose the tours that stood out for me. If you have any suggestions to add to the list let me know. I will credit you for your input.

Thank you for reading and please feel free to comment.

Nikki xx