Cherry blossoms (sakura) have started to bloom the day before yesterday (April 11th) at Matsumoto Castle.
It will be in full bloom this weekend (16-17th).
The nighttime cherry blossom viewing event will be held from tomorrow till 21. The classical gagaku music will not be perfomed and the castle park is lit up at night only 7-9pm (normal year, 6-10pm) this year because of the earthquake, but other events such as Japanese tea ceremony in the garden will be held as usual.
We started “Cherry Blossom Live Camera” page this year, too.
This year, cherries have been waited and expected to encourage Japanese people.