Saturday, April 09, 2011

We can't miss it

Nagoya Castle is one of the popular spots you can't miss in Nagoya.
It's especially beautiful in spring time when more than 1,600 cherry trees around the castle are in full bloom almost at the same time. All the trees grow blossoms first then fresh green leaves come next after the blossoms fall on the ground. So it is really something to our eyes when all the trees are full of light pink blossoms. It makes a breathtaking view against the donjon.
I drove there for a quick visit the day before yesterday. It took only 15 minutes or so.


Since the TV weather forecast reported it would rain the next day, I didn't want to miss the best time. Cherry blossoms are in bloom only for a week and all the petals start scattering onto the ground like snow flakes dancing in the air. We have to enjoy the beautiful blossoms before the rain ruins the best time. For Japanese, spring never comes along without admiring them at first hand. And yes, the forecast was bingo!


Janine said...

this is how we see Japan, it looks so beautiful, like a fairy tail, gorgeous, makes you forget a bit what happens in your country, isn't? Warm greetings to you. Janine

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

So Glorious!
My friend who lives in Japan also emailed his photos recently! Hope you enjoy the splendor of this season!!

Jolette said...

Thanks for sharing.
I hope you had a great time.