Also at this time is the Yayoi Festival in the Unesco World Heritage area at Futarasan Shrine.
Here come the cherry blossoms, a full week later than the last few years. This year 2012, April 17 to 29 should be beautiful. These photographs were made yesterday, April 15th, 2012. This weekend they should all be in bloom.
the hostel is in southern Nikko and at 300m above sea level and in the middle of Cherry Tree Lane in the village of Okorogawa, Nikko Japan.
Visit this nearby park for hanami!