Sakura 2008 in Nagoya
About two weeks ago, it was the cherry blossom season in central Japan. That season doesn't last long and no matter where, one has approximately a week to enjoy the best blooming and this can be much shorter if the weather conditions are not favorable. For those who don't really care about seeing the cherry blossoms in their best state, then it lasts about three weeks between the first flowers blooming and the last ones falling.
The sakuras (the Japanese term) bloom in spring, starting in january in Okinawa, as this archipelago is located at the extreme south of the country and therefore has a warmer weather. Then the cherry blossom front moves north, reaching central Japan in march and ending in may in Hokkaido at the extreme north. It is therefore possible, with enough money, time and nothing else to do, to enjoy the cherry trees for about five months.
There are a couple nice viewing spots in Nagoya but this year, due to lack of time (I had other priorities), I just played lazy and didn't go very far to take a few shots.
In the avenue where I work:
At a temple near my apartment:
That's it for Nagoya, but I also went to Kyoto and I'll put the pictures online tomorrow.