Well, the dust cloud has lifted...yeah! The sun came out and called me out to play, so I decided to check out the sakura (cherry blossoms).
I first went up the street to an area called Asahigaoka, in this neighborhood everyone has a cherry tree planted in front of their house, so it is really nice at this time of year.
Then I walked down to Suigetsu Park, there were lots of people sitting on benches, having picnics, just enjoying the day.
After Suigetsu Park, I then walked to Satsukiyama Park, they had the place decorated with lanterns for yozakura (night viewing of cherry blossoms).
Then I caught the train to Takarazuka. There is an area called Hana no michi (Flower road).
Cherry blossoms aren't only on trees...there is also a plant called shibazakura (lawn cherry blossoms), these flowers are very pretty as ground cover and comes in pink, white and purple.
After all that walking, I worked up an appetite, so I stopped in for tea and scones at a tea shop called Sarah.
Whew! that was a LOT of walking, but worth every step. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.