The trees are beautiful! They must be pretty close to full bloom, which happens at about the tenth day from when the tree starts blooming. The kids immediately started picking up all the blossoms they could carry without crushing. Then, they would smoosh them and dump the mess before picking up a handful more.
The walk along the river was very peaceful and nicely shaded from the heat of the sun, which made for a lovely walk.
My handsome husband was the only one in the group that would voluntarily stand still for a picture. The kids would hide behind trees or wiggle as soon as I tried to shoot a picture.
Most of the sakura trees were a very light pink. However, we found a few that were a fantastic dark shade of pink.
At the end of this road we made a slight left turn and then got on Sakura Dori (Sakura Street) where cherry trees line both sides of the road.
There were a lot of photographers here taking shots of the blossoms.
We left Hard Rock and walked toward the pier for a little walk along the water. The kids sat and munched on their chicken nuggets until I was done walking around snapping pictures.
Next up, a flower show at the Red Brick Warehouse. This is our first time over by the Warehouse. They are beautiful buildings, from both sides. I had already packed up my camera and promised the kids I was done and we were heading to the train station when I realized the other side of the building was definitely picture-worthy, but, I promised...so, another time.
So, we packed it up and headed back to the train station on our way home. The kids did put on their jackets for the walk home since the sun was starting to go down and the air was cooling off. All-in-all, a marvelous day! The weather was perfect for just walking around enjoying the scenery.