Birds chirping their happy songs, flowers bloom in the most beautiful way, long nights turned to bright breezy days; it’s indeed the season of spring!

Another tap in the back for me for surviving shivers and frostbites. This year has been rather tough since my winter days mostly consist of leaving to work at 6:40 in the early morning which shouldn’t be that of a big deal unless the temperature doesn’t drop to a negative degree. Anyway, let’s not linger to the thought of it and instead let me just tell you (same as last year) how I spent the now, warmer season.


As early as February, I have been keeping track and counting days until Cherry Blossom ”Sakura” officially starts blooming. Cherry blossom blooming in Japan is perhaps one of the most anticipated event in the entire country even driving international tourists to a complete awe.


Random finds in spring!


There are various kinds of Cherry Blossoms. Somei Yoshino (Yoshino Cherry) is something you might be more familiar with since it’s the most popular one among its kind.


My personal favorite of them all, the Shidarezakura (Weeping Cherry) that droops down like a flowing curtain.


In the span of spring season, these are the places that we visited in time of their full bloom:

Susono, Shizuoka (aka my neighborhood)


Gotemba Tokino Sumika


Mishima Shrine


Tama City, Tokyo


If you guys want to experience spring in Japan, I highly suggest to check various websites that updates annual Sakura forecast to never miss a chance of a lifetime.


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Twenty-two (22) Forward is inspired from personal experiences, intimate thoughts and life adventure created and authored by LOLISA MAE SAKURAI. A special mark to her 22nd chapter, the things in between, and everything beyond there is.

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