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Today’s post is part of a weekly series called “Travel Toss-Up,” in which we ask you to take your pick between two amazing travel experiences.

This week’s toss-up offers a choice of two places to see colorful spring flowers.

Would you rather…

… explore Japan during cherry blossom season, or …

japan himeji castle cherry blossoms sakura



… see spring blooms in the Swiss Alps?

switzerland swiss alps flowers spring


Japan is famous for its sakura, or cherry blossoms, which flower at various times between March and May (depending on which region of the country you’re visiting). In the mountains of Switzerland, striking alpine flowers add color to meadows and hillsides throughout the spring and summer.

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Vote for your preference in the comments below!

– written by Sarah Schlichter

3 Responses to “Travel Toss-Up: Spring in Bloom”

  1. Kimberley G says:

    Japan for sure! Always been on my wish list!

  2. Host Ciao says:

    I’d have to say the Swiss Alps. I would rather revisit places I love than add a new one to love. Must be an age thing!
    A presto

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