You should pay attention to the tears of the cherry trees of the kingdom

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While exploring Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you may have come across some beautiful cherry blossoms. But not only are these trees a great addition to Hyrule’s lush surroundings; They can also reveal the locations of the many caves scattered around the map.

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We tell you everything you need to know about these beautiful trees.

Where to find cherry blossoms in Tears of the Kingdom?

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There are cherry blossoms all over Hyrule, but this map in Outskirt Stable will show you where to spot them. The stable’s owner, Embry, will also point you to a specific cherry blossom in the north-west of Mount Satori. Breath of the Wild players could recognize this area as the location of the namesake Satori, or the Lord of the Mountain, if the location emitted a glow visible in the distance.

Embry mentions the spot hoping you might get something for him: a picture of a cherry blossom to decorate the interior of Outskirt Stable with. Once you’ve captured your photo, travel to Tsutsu-um Shrine for a quick return to the stable. After showing him the picture, Embry draws a copy and hangs it up. In return, you’ll receive a Pancake Point and a Pony Point, which you can use to redeem rewards at various Stables throughout Hyrule. And if you’re not immediately happy with your photography skills, you can always provide Embry with another image for him to swap out. The other stables also have their own artistic challenges. To see what someone needs, just go to the empty frame and “examine” it so the stable owner can send you their request.

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What do cherry blossoms do in Tears of the Kingdom?

Cherry blossoms reveal nearby caves. All you have to do is go to the bowl next to a cherry blossom tree and put some fruit in it (this can be any kind of fruit, not just apples, and you can pick it up again). Then Satori, the lord of the mountain, will appear and pillars of light will mark all nearby caves. The effect is not permanent, but will last for quite a while in the game. Caves are great for hunting Blupees as they seem to pop up wherever those beams of light are cast. Caverns also house Brightbloom Seeds, essential for exploring the depths, and Bubbulfrogs, creatures that drop Bubble Gems after taking a single hit. They are pretty harmless as they really just blow bubbles at you that will slow you down but do no harm.