April took me to Japan for a cherry blossom tour. DC has cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin – Kyoto has cherry blossoms all over the city. We happened to be there at the very height of the blossoms.
This was all the way along the river, all through the city, and all over the countryside.
The drawback, of course, was that it was the height of the cherry blossom season; by definition the height of the tourist season, spring break for schools and mostly lovely weather. Which meant the tourists (like us) were out in droves. There were times and places that you couldn’t move for tourists.
The cherry blossoms (and the sushi) made it all worth while.