Hello everyone! While so many of you Smith’s School of English Franchisees were having a wonderful hanami party, Yoko and I were in Yoshino with family celebrating our twelveth Anniversary. This has been a regular custom for us since April 5th, 1998 when I proposed to my wife by hiding the diamond engagement ring in her udon soup. We were eating at one of the terrace restaurants over-looking Yoshino valley and maintain this cute habit of ours year after year.
You’ve probably heard about the endless throngs of tour buses that come here and have considered staying away for this reason. While this is mostly true, the fact is that most of the tour buses come on the weekends and rarely arrive before noon. So our habit is to go on Monday morning very early, drive right into Yoshino town and park within a few hundred meters of all the view terrace restaurants!! It’s absolutely fantastic to get a ring-side seat before anyone else gets hungry!
Yoshino has four sections for viewing. Shimosenbon was good on April 5th and Nakasembon is expected to be great on April 11th when they have their festival. Kamisenbon is also predicted to be good around that time, and Okusenbon should peak after that time, probably closer to April 20th.
Martin Werner Zander, Smith’s Partner
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen
月謝制のスミス英会話 甲東園校 仁川 門戸厄神 逆瀬川