After breakfast, at 10am we left the hotel and headed to see cherry blossoms, which were in full bloom at that time in the northern Japan.
Asahi Peaks through the car window
It was already May but there is some snow left
Another view of the peaks
Blue clear sky, mountains, rice fields and river. Nice rural landscape
Paid 200yen donation for supporting "Sakura Matsuri"
A lot of people from kids to the elderly there
Asahi peaks again
Cherry blossoms in the different depth of momo-iro peach color
Looking up sakura with my grandma (left) and mom (right)
Shops selling foods like snacks, pickles, etc.
Tama-konnyaku, Yamagata's specialty. Konjac balls cooked and seasoned with sweet soy sauce
We all enjoyed cherry blossoms a lot. Luckily, it was sunny and the photos turn good with blue sky and pink cherry blossoms.