Most variety of cherry blossoms don't have much smell, so while you might not want to smell them like roses, they are strikingly beautiful while in bloom and if you happen to be somewhere filled with the lovely trees, you should certainly take a break to enjoy the view.
For those in Hokuto, Japan, there is now no better place to do so than in the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, where Architect Terunobu Fujimori created this fairy-tale-inspired treehouse. Supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by cherry blossom trees in full bloom, the structure seems to exist solely for the purpose of beauty.
And visitors aren't limited to just fairy tale design either. Once they enter the structure, they are greeted with a tea house that is in stark contrast with the exterior thanks to its modern, sleek design. The effect is a seamless blend of old and new with just a dash of surreal beauty to make the entire experience memorable.
Fujimori is known for creating unique and surprising structures like this, which are generally made using mostly natural materials. “A building should not resemble anyone else's buildings, past or present, or any style that has developed since the Bronze Age,” Fujimori has stated.
He certainly lived up to that standard here.