Here come the cherry blossoms, a full week later than the last few years. This year 2012, April 17 to 29 should be beautiful.
These photographs were made yesterday, April 15th, 2012. This weekend they should all be in bloom.
Zen Hostel is in southern Nikko and at 300m above sea level and in the middle of Cherry Tree Lane in the village of Okorogawa, Nikko Japan.
Visit this nearby park for hanami!
the blossoms have just started to bloom, it will take a day or two before the whole tree starts
just a few blossoms on each tree, all in a few days...
along the 2km Cherry Tree Lane, there are two types on cherry trees (this one red)
a lighted pastel pink cherry tree
the very first blossoms from all the trees along the 2km Cherry Tree Lane
a biking event call さくら Sakura (Sakura Sakura) enjoys the start of the cherry blossoms along the 2km of Cherry Trees