Japan's cherry blossom 'earliest peak since 812' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56574142.
Maybe you should consider a March tour of Japan in future to see the blossoms
Not sure how well this old photo will come out. It's pre-digital so I had to scan it. It's my first cherry blossom season when living in Japan - 1985. It's the gate of a monastery near where I rented a house.