I found this valley of cherry blossoms up in the hills of Nara prefecture. They are only in full bloom like this for a number of days so I got lucky. It is quit a mission to get here. I took four different trains from Osaka with a travel time of… three hours to reach this valley.
The first image was way out in the country side. This second one is in the heart of downtown Tokyo. With hundreds of people milling around both on the water and on the shore it was hard to move around. I liked all the rowing boats decorated with couples under the cherry blossoms.