One of our favorite days involved a long bike ride through neighborhoods among the cherry blossoms.
We could not have come to Japan at a better time. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom everywhere we go! The Japanese have a tradition called hanami, where friends and families celebrate the beauty of sakura (cherry blossoms) by gathering under the trees for food, drink and conversation.
Cherry blossom snowstorm
Wo Dragon Cherry in Takayama can be seen from the train is 1100 years old.
Matsuzakaya Department Store was among the many stores selling cherry blossom (or sakura) themed treats.