(1) Cherry blossom at Himuro-shrine in Nara city
This old cherry tree blooms the earliest in Nara park. It's about 100 years old.
|The drooping cherry at night
|Another cherry tree
(2) Cherry blossom at Okawa-river in Osaka city
I walked about 4 kilometers from Tenma-bridge to around Sakuranomiya along the Okawa-river under a pink tunnel of the cherry blossom.
In the early morning few local were running or taking the dog for a walk. In around noon a lot of people came to picnic under the cherry blossoms. Many stalls starts to open. They grill turban shells, squids or meats,etc. The smell from them was very appetizing.
A young man was sitting on a large plastic mat spread ed at the good point under the cherry blossom. Maybe he secures a place to have picnic dinner for his company from now.
The water-bus usually run in the river and takes us to Osaka-castle etc. During this season some boats also run. I got on a small boat happened to come. But this didn't take me to Osaka-castle.
|There is a line of Cherry blossom across the river
|Osaka-castle from the Genpachi-bridge
|Nakanoshima-island from Tenma-bridge
(3) Cherry blossom in Kyoto city
|The drooping cherry blossom (Ito-zakura) at Kyoto-Imperial Palace
|Mikurumagaesi-cherry ( Emperor Gomizunoo in 17th century
made his vehicle retrace to check if this cherry blossom has single
petal or double-petal. Mikuruma means vehicle and gaesi means retrace. The emperor must had enjoyed to see the cherry blossom. This flower has sweet smell.
|At Kyoto prefectural office
|The name of this cherry tree is Kiritani. I like this flower.
At the garden of a gardener Sano Toemon