Japan Cherry Blossom in Tottori with Walk along the Fukuro River

After tromping around the Tottori Sand Dunes (Sankyuu) I headed back to the main Tottori train station, but realized I had more time to spend before last train. Since it was sakura season (Japan Cherry Blossoms) I checked via mobile wifi that the Tottori Fukuro River (Fukurogawa /袋川) sakura were in full bloom. I’m so glad I did. It was the best sakura I’d gotten to see all season! For previous sakura talks check out the “sakura” tag on Universal-Doll.

Japan Cherry Blossoms in full bloom in Tottori

astroboy water gauge

nameko saibai water guage Local children had drawn these cute rain gauges made out of PET bottles. Of course a lot are comic related like the Astroman and Nameko Saibai one.

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Litter signs in Japan can get really cute looking.  :bow:

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 So amazing right? I don’t think I edited any of these pictures other than cropping and resizing. No need to with all the lovely pinks  :loveword:

Corporate Salaryman Hanami

Business Hanami (Japan Cherry Blossom viewing) go full-out! I was happy to walk along when the lowly grunts on the corporate ladder were forced to wake up very early that day to secure a prime spot and secure all the goods. If you’ll notice there’s bottles of sake and mixers set up, along with giant trays of sushi and presents for the gifts.

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All the drinks and mixers getting set up.

Such a big feast! I can’t wait to enjoy Japan Cherry Blossom again this year. Just looking at these photos gets me excited. Have you ever seen them?

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14 Comments

  1. January 24, 2014 / 6:30 am

    SO GORGEOUS !!!

    I really want to experience cherry blossom season in the future. I’ve been to Japan in Fall and Winter but never Spring. Spring is a bad season to travel for me, where I’m at, the prices are super jacked up for flights and it’s chaos at work because it’s the end/beginning of fiscal year.

    BUT I WILL ONE DAY! One day…

    • Mitsu
      January 24, 2014 / 11:38 am

      I was unable to see them for a long time. The cherry blossoms also coincided when I would head home for break when I was at school in Japan so it took several years for me even though I lived there. It’s also so hard to time right. I’m planning on going back this year, but to time it is impossible since it’s only about a week and a half and varies depending on temperature.

  2. January 24, 2014 / 10:30 am

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Tottori! A lot of people disregard it because it is so far and nothing too much is going on but there is so much there to enjoy! ^_^ I met the nicest people there during my two-time stay there!

    • Mitsu
      January 24, 2014 / 11:40 am

      I did I did! I think it’s a definite day trip recc especially if people are in Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe but have not done it. I was also there during the big interview season and I think there was a convention that day. It was very weird since it was a sea of obviously college-age people in awkward fitting suits and SO MUCH BLACK then so much pink and sunny times. :)

  3. January 24, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    aw there are already cherry blossoms? It looks so pretty*-* I wanna go to Japan sometime during the sakura time. I’ve only been there in summer when it was hot XD

    • Mitsu
      January 24, 2014 / 2:20 pm

      This was last year. Cherry blossoms start usually in April but they’re completely weather dependent and flighty. Stupid beautiful blossoms. I know a lot of people can only travel overseas on school holidays and that’s mostly summer, but I don’t think I could do another Japanese summer. I’m protesting about a Texas summer too though so I don’t have much ground to stand on :)

  4. January 26, 2014 / 5:24 am

    Beautiful! Makes me so nostalgic. ^^

    • Mitsu
      January 26, 2014 / 11:41 am

      Me, too! So ready for this years sakura season :)

  5. January 27, 2014 / 12:16 am

    I totally want to go and visit Japan during sakura season some day, it looks so beautifu! I also really love the shot with the lovely sakura carpeting the ground (your shoes and skirt are so perfect for the season, btw)~

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Mimiko
    January 29, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Awesome pic as always~~~ ;)

    • Mitsu
      January 31, 2014 / 10:59 am

      Thanks for enjoying!

  7. February 2, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Wow, the sakuras look amazing! I want to see them so much ^^

    • Mitsu
      February 3, 2014 / 2:17 pm

      So ready to go back this year :D

  8. April 5, 2014 / 3:41 am

    Hello Mitsu, I landed on your blog looking for information about Japanese nail salons. I found your article very helpful and upon browsing your site some more I’ve landed on this page. I’m happy to say that hubby and I have seen sakura in Hiroshima, Kumomoto Castle and now in Osaka. We went to the night blossom viewing at the Osaka Castle last night and everything looked spectacular. I can understand why sakura time is such a special time for all Japanese people. It’s just gorgeous.

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