Last year there was this stubborn cherry tree that hadn’t blossomed until May 3rd. The middle of April is when most cherry trees are in full bloom.
2011 : April 17
2010 : April 20
The road that the above photograph is from is lined with cherry trees for 2 kilometers, called “Cherry Tree Lane”.
Zen Hostel is surrounded by these trees on both sides. Also at this time is the Yayoi Festival in the Unesco World Heritage area at Futarasan Shrine.