End of March-beginning of April is the cherry blossom season in Japan.
People goes to "Ohanami"(cherry blossom watching) -hang out under the cherry trees drinking beer and enjoy the beautiful flower and conversation.
This year I was lucky enough to capture some photos of cherry blossoms in Tokyo and Kyoto so that I can share with you :D
Somei Yoshino near my house:
Randen is a train that connects Arashiyama area and Kyoto area,
and there is an arch of cherry trees which the train goes through...
The garden of Kodaiji temple and shidare zakura
Touji temple and cherry tree
A shot in the garden of Daikakuji temple.
Heian-Jingu shrine and the cherry trees.
Cherry blossoms are beautiful night and day. Here are some of the night shots.
Gion area, temple and cherry blossom.
Nijojo, old castle in Kyoto with Cherry blossoms and full moon...
Another shot in Nijojo, this cherry tree has its reflection on the pond.
Kodaiji temple cherry tree with lightings:
Tetsugaku-no-Michi, or Philosophers' Walk in Kyoto is famous for cherry blossoms,
and when I visited last week it was in full bloom and on weekend the cherry flowers were starting to fall off.
But to my amaze, this is what we saw...
A river absolutely covered in pink with the flowers!
Closer look of the river:
Duck family in the river with cherry flowers at Tetsugaku-no-Michi...
Hmm, maybe I should make a "Ohanami-guide" website :D