Chikuma City’s Mori District is known as the Apricot Village and has the most apricot trees of any district in all of Japan. Every year, the apricot blossoms attract visitors from all over the country. This year, due to the cold winter, the blossoms are blooming about 2 weeks later than usual. But I’m happy to say the valley is in full bloom now. The entire valley is covered in the light whitish-pink blossoms. They should last through the end of April.