It’s April, which means that if you have the travel bug and you like pretty things, you’re probably dreaming of heading over to Vancouver (you already live there? Lucky you!), Japan or even Washington, D.C. in order to check out some of the breathtaking cherry blossom trees that are now in bloom.
Sadly, just because we want to travel doesn’t necessarily always mean that we can. Whether we can’t get the holidays or just don’t have the funds, the elusive cherry blossom season isn’t always practical to get to.
If you’re dreaming of the day you can immerse yourself in the beautiful blossoms, there’s no need to wait any longer. Because now you can actually fake it until you make it.
It’s all thanks to a new web page application called Sakura Dream. The page basically hacked Google Maps, and allows users to take any street view and splash it with sakura trees in order to at least feel like you’re experiencing the cherry blossom rush.
Sadly, the site itself isn’t in English, but the universal markers make it pretty easy to allow you to enter your location so that you can get started. Or, you can choose from popular destinations around the world, and create some fun wall art. Or a cherry blossom-themed greeting card, perhaps? Heck why not just give yourself a new, fancy Facebook background.
Want to see them already pre-made? Head on over to the expansive gallery.