Source: Gaijin Pot
It was a unique year for the 2020 GaijinPot Cherry Blossom Contest, which ran from early March to late April. Japan was lucky enough to see the sakura begin to bloom much earlier in the season than past years, however, the loathed coronavirus outbreak meant we were required to stay home during the peak of the season. We would like to thank all who participated in the contest with your beautiful cherry blossom photos, they definitely uplifted our spirits during these hard times!
The grand prize this year was a pair of round-trip Shinkansen tickets to your destination of choice (which can be claimed at any time). An exclusive GaijinPot Sakura Gift Box will be gifted to the lucky second, third, and fourth prize winners, and the winner of our Facebook re-share contest will receive a pair of seven-day JR Passes! Here are our picks for the top photos, along with our grand prize winner listed as No. 1.