It’s the centennial of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. And the blossoms (called sakura) are out in Japan as well. Cherry blossom forecasts are available on-line for both places so that visitors can time it just right.
Check out Google’s ‘Street View guide to Japan: Cherry Blossom Season Edition’ with 360° views at the most popular sites there.
Here is the link http://www.google.com/intl/en-US/landing/japanview/#cherryblossoms