Tohoku Sakura

Cherry blossom season has finally arrived in Northern Japan. This weekend has been prime time for viewing cherry blossoms in Aomori, with huge crowds making their way to places like Hirosaki Castle Park to sit under the trees, barbecue and find excuses to drink all day under the sun and into the night. This year we decided not to head out and weave through the mobs in Hirosaki, choosing to stay closer to home and find more peaceful locations to enjoy the coming of spring.