Monday, May 3, 2010

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

We picked a great day to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Hirosaki (about a 2 hour drive from Misawa to the east). The blooms weren't quite fully blossomed, but the weather couldn't possibly have been any more beautiful. Bright blue skies and sunshine were unstoppable forces- Spring at its finest.

We left our house around 6am thinking we'd get there nice and early before all the crowds showed up. But this is Japan during Golden Week (when basically the entire population is on vacation and traveling)- who were we kidding. It was already a stifling madhouse by 8am. Oh well.

We walked around, took pictures, ate treats (a lot of them), enjoyed the scenery, and had had our fill by 11am. Short and sweet, and out of there before it got truly insane with picnicking crowds.

If you'd like to see some more pictures, I have them posted HERE.
I love Spring in Japan!


Marianne said...

Gorgeous! These are awesome, it looks like a great time. You must be SO glad it's spring there now.

The ones of you alone and C alone are wonderful! Thanks for sharing these!

Ellie Mae said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I look forward to viewing more in the future.