Sakura (Cherry Blossom) viewing in Kawazu

This week, Mark and I went on a day trip from Tokyo to Kawazu on the Izu Penninsula to see some early flowering cherry blossoms.  It was a very Japanese experience with crowded trains and many stalls selling local food along the river bank where the majority of the blossoms were.  It really was very nice and very pink!

Japan is getting pinker at the moment in the build up to cherry blossoms – lots of posters, adverts, pink beer (at least the cans) and forecasts like weather forecasts on where to see blossoms.

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