It really was my last time to view cherry blossom this year! We went by the Osaka Mint on Monday where they have an impressive array of late blooming varieties.
Everyone else went to enjoy it too!
I was able to enjoy blossom in Osaka, Nara and Kyoto this year!
Japan often has limited edition seasonal releases for beers, snacks, drinks, and fragranced items, and every year we can enjoy sakura mochi – but it seems this season there have been many more exciting things to try!
I had a flying visit to Tokyo this last weekend, I managed to fit lots of excitement into just two days however! For now here are some of the cherry blossom pictures I took.
I saw this on Facebook this morning and thought – what precious rococo flavours. I must try them!
Last weekend seemed to be the peak for most of the cherry blossom in Osaka and sadly I had to attend a training course on both my usual days off.
I managed to go to Osaka Castle one evening, but their special light up hadn’t started yet. So instead we just sat under a tree and had some snacks and beers.
I had a day off on Tuesday instead but J didn’t :( so we couldn’t go far. We just went a few stops down the loop line to Sakuranomiya and as the name suggests they have a lot of sakura.