Ume 梅 (Japanese Apricot or sometimes refered to as Plum) blooms from about mid February to March. It’s really similar to Sakura, but lasts a lot longer and has a mild scent. However, unlike Sakura, the Ume isn’t as abundant.
In Tokyo, one of the most famous places to view Ume is Koishikawa Korakuen, in Bunkyo ward. The garden has a Ume grove, called Bairin, that contains over 20 different types of flowering Ume trees. It is only 8 minutes walk from Iidabashi Station, and entrance is 300 yen.
Here are some photos from my visit to the park on February 21st.
for more photos of Ume check out my flickr set!