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Early spring is when plum trees begin to bloom with pale pink blossoms. One famous garden of plum trees is the Inabe Plum grove in Mie Prefecture, which has over 4,500 trees of over 100 different varieties. Each year, visitors from all across Japan come enjoy the beautiful colors at the base of the Suzuka Mountains. Plum-based sweets and drinks are also popular to enjoy while taking in the sights.