Tuesday, April 07, 2015

sakura in osaka & hikone

the sun is out🌸 #sakura #osaka #lucua #桜 #大阪 #ルクア Saturday, Satoshi started his next rounds of German language classes, so I had some time to walk around and check out the sakura on the top floor of Lucua.

They have a small Japanese garden here with about 3 sakura trees. Really beautiful when they are in full bloom.

The sun was playing hide and seek with the clouds...

sakura mixed in with zelkova #latergram #hikone #shiga #sakura #桜 #彦根 #滋賀 After his class we caught the train to Hikone.

We checked out the keyaki michi which I've mentioned here.

huge sakura tree @ hikone castle #hikone #shiga #sakura  #桜 #彦根 #滋賀 And then walked around the Hikone castle grounds. There are a lot of areas you can check out without having to pay the admission.

We found this huge sakura tree in one of those spots.

more sakura @ hikone castle #sakura #hikone #shiga #桜#彦根 #滋賀 Near a corner of the castle we also found this grove of sakura...so huge and beautiful!

Love the reflection on the water too.

sakura lit up @ hikone castle #sakura #shiga #hikone #桜#彦根#滋賀 It was even more beautiful lit up!

The weather is drizzly today. Hope the sun will come back soon!

10 comments:

jalna said...

Wow wow wow!

Kalin's Mommy said...

Hi Kat, So beautiful! I can't wait to go back one day! Mich

K and S said...

I know Jalna, we were like "wow wow wow" too :)

I hope you can come back soon Mich :)

Take care you two.
kat

Phil said...

beautiful!

K and S said...

Thanks Phil:)

Take care!
Kat

KirkK said...

Beautiful captures Kat!

K said...

So pretty!

Rowena said...

Satoshi must be pretty proficient in his german now...you guys would be all set traveling in Germany, Austria, and Belgium!

K and S said...

Thanks K!

We are ready Rowena, now to find some time:)

Take care you two!
Kat

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk:)

Take care!
Kat