The early bloom is thanks to Kawazu-zakura.
Cherry blossoms have made an early appearance in the Japanese town of Kawazu.
The Kawazu-zakura creates a display of pink that attracts the attention of locals and tourists every year.
Kawazu is on the eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula, and has a population of less than 8,000 people.
The town's cherry blossom festival runs from February 10 to March 10 this year.
To get to Kawazu, travelers can take a three-hour train ride from Tokyo.
There are, of course, many other places to see cherry blossoms in Japan. Here are a few ideas for travelers looking to enjoy the spring blooms.