On Tokyo's Sakura Street, cherry blossoms bring traffic to a standstill

This stunning sight of cherry blossoms brought traffic to a standstill after it bloomed along a street in central Tokyo.

The breathtaking scene attracted thousands of tourists after the cherry blossom, known in Japanese as sakura, appeared on a busy road opposite a major train station in the Japanese capital.

Cars were forced to wait as onlookers converged on Yaesu Sakura Dori (Yaesu Sakura Street) road to take selfies and admire the beautiful natural phenomenon on March 31.

The cherry blossom comes from the Japanese cherry tree and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.