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Thursday, 1 May 2014
Shirataka part 3
We viewed more cherry blossoms around Shirataka on Tuesday, including some around a Shinto shrine where we the only vistors.
Then we went to see two really old trees - including one that was 800 years old and another, beside a shrine, that was 1200 years old.
Finally we went to a more conventional hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in a park at Kaminoyama. We saw these blossoms from the shinkansen on the way here on Monday, but we didn't realise at the time.