District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) is the capital city of the USA. The White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and many other government buildings are located in Washington, D.C.
This trip combines the excitement of Washington DC famous cherry blossoms at peak season and its magnificent buildings and monuments with the pastoral beauty of the surrounding countryside!
Washington, D.C.(commonly referred to as Washington;the District; or simply D.C.) is the capital of the United States founded on July 16, 1790. Washington (the city) covers the same area as (i.e. is coterminous with) the District of Columbia and are considered to be the same entity. The centers of all three branches of the Federal government of the United States are located in the District. The District of Columbia is located on the banks of the Potomac River and bordered by Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the northwest, northeast, and southeast.
Washington, DC is a beautiful city with impressive architecture and spectacular scenery. Explore the U. S. Capitol Building, the White House and the U. S. Supreme Court
Cherry Blossom Festival
The landscape of flowering cherry trees around the Thomas Jefferson Tidal Basin in Washingon, DC originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the United States from the people of Japan. The simple beauty of the cherry blossoms is a potent symbol equated with human life and the transformations of Japanese culture throughout the past to the present.
Embassy of Japan Princess, Miss Maya Kobayashi opened up the 1999 Cherry Blossom festival by lighing a symbolic 300 year old stone lantern.
The lantern was given to the United States in 1951.
The annual perfomance and ceremony is a rare opportunity for the public to celebrate the friendship of the Festival has inspired with many important dignitaries.
The location of the lantern is just west of Kutz Bridge near the three-way intersection of 17th Street and Independence Avenue, N.W.