The last time I went to see cherry blossoms in the states was about 15+ years ago. Every time I would make plans the next day to go see them in the capital, the rain would always make it to them first. I am so glad I got to see them this year!
Through out Japan, cherry blossoms are coming out. If you’ve missed seeing them in one region, you maybe got a chance to catch them at another region. The blossoms starts from the south, and make its way up north Japan. One of Japan’s famous viewing spot is here.
If you haven’t gone to Matsumoto Central yet, well…your time is running out!. The cherry blossoms has reached it’s peak, and I would assume they will all be gone by the end of this week.
I was at central over the weekend. The cherry blossom trees that surrounds Matsumoto castle were all illuminated along the moat surrounding the castle. The castle’s courtyard was open to to the public, which rarely happens. The courtyard was pretty big (as expected, duh), with traditional instrumental being played from inside the castle. The streets were packed with tourist, walking the streets, and others having picnics. I can imagine if you were to catch these beauties during day light hours, they would be just as gorgeous!