Cherry blossom: believe the hype
Ensconsed in cherry blossoms to my ears. Cheery. Yet wistful.
I love o-hanami with my heart.
In Kansai, the following spots are particularly recommended:
* Osaka Castle Park
* Osaka Mint Bureau (‘Zouhei-kyoku’; late bloomers)
* Sakura Shukugawa (JR line, near Nishi-no-miya)
* Kyoto Nijo Castle (for ‘light-up suru’ at night)
* Kyoto Arashiyama
* Kyoto Philosopher’s Walk (‘Tetsugaku-no-michi’)
Going, going, gone.