Beautiful scenes as sakura cherry blossom blooms in Tokyo park

Thousands of people gather in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo Japan, on March 30, to enjoy the annual sakura cherry blossom booms as they reached their peak.

Japanese locals braved 9c temperatures to lay out blankets and eat picnics of sushi below the trees covered in beautiful light pink blossom.

While tourists from around the world visited the park, one of the biggest in Tokyo, to take in the natural wonder, which is one of the biggest tourist events in Japan.