I just arrived back from Tokyo after spending 9 days chasing cherry blossoms. I was praying I wasn't too late and that I'll find some. They are mostly over in Tokyo even though I found some late blooms. But during its height, the whole of Tokyo would be filled with these beautiful blooms. I went up to the mountains and they were just getting their share of the blooms. This is not my picture but an advertisement for train rides during cherry blossom season to see all the places where cherry trees are. It is quite a phenomenon, a must see in this one's lifetime. I was apprehensive before I went to Japan but I was pleasantly surprised how easy and fun it was.