I just love how Japan changes in color and atmosphere during the year. The blossom time is fantastic, in February the plums are all blooming bright and around the end of March the beautiful cherry blossom trees go in full bloom. Everyone is having fun and sitting underneath the trees, barbecuing, drinking beer, having a good time :-).
First some photos of the plum blossoms. These are near Osaka castle, where there is a huge plum grove. I remember when we both were walking around here a year ago, we had no idea we would be living and working in Japan a year later. (you can read the old post here!)
But then, there’s more! Only a month after, the sakura season starts. The cities in Japan are filled with sakura trees, and they all turn in to beautiful blossoms. The sight is truly amazing. Here are some impressions:
During the evening they light up the trees to get an even more magical effect:
Unfortunately I didnt have the chance to see the sakura in Tokyo, but Ward came to Osaka and we had a real Osaka dinner on the 32nd floor in Umeda, overviewing the city <3 !