Cherry trees (SAKURA in Japanese) are now in bloom here.
I walked in the city this morning and visited three places to see cherry trees.
It's near TOKIWA department store.
There was only one cherry tree.
Flowers were in full bloom.
The scene of cherry flowers and temple gate behind the tree made me relax.
<Minami Tateishi Park>
In this park, I found three kinds of cherry trees.
- Someiyoshino, the most common cherry trees in Japan.
About a half (or a little less) of flowers are in bloom.
There were kindergarten children with colorful smocks and caps.
It seemed they were enjoying cherry-blossom viewing.
- Hikanzakura (bell shaped blossom)
The cherry flowers in Beppu park have just started blooming in the the pictures below.
You will see beautiful flowers at the end of this week.