Tokyo's famous 'sakura' cherry blossom nears full-bloom

Japan's famous cherry blossom, or "sakura" as it's known locally, is getting close to full-bloom in the Japanese capital. This footage shows the scene in Inokashira Park in Tokyo today (March 24). The park is one of the city's most famous sakura spots and would normally be teeming with visitors eager to soak in the glory of spring. This year, however, due to COVID-19 barriers are in place at best sakura-watching spots to prevent crowds from forming and benches are out of action. Sakura enthusiasts can still wander around the park snapping selfies or take a spin on the lake in a pedalo and enjoy the stunning seasonal vistas.