One of the best things about teaching English conversation in Kyobashi…well in Japan…is springtime in Japan. I really love this season because first the plum blossoms bloom, then the peach, and finally the cherry blossoms. Unfortunately this year, we couldn’t really get out and enjoy the Sakura, but I was able to admire them on my trip into Smith’s. The warming weather and the nice ride really lift my spirits because I’m not much of a winter person.
Of all the spring blooms, I think the cherry blossoms are the most beautiful. And the great thing about Japan is that we can see them everywhere. Even the few times I’ve taken the train, I could see them passing just outside of my window. But it’s much better when I’m riding my bike because I can stop and take pictures and really feel alive. Kyobashi also has its share of Sakura and I go to see them between classes, that and it’s close to Sakuranomiya.
Before moving to Japan, I didn’t know that there was more than one type of cherry blossom or cherry tree. In hindsight I should have realized that there were. I guess I’d just never thought about it before.
I’ve always found Japan to be a beautiful country especially here in Kansai where they are flowers blooming all year. That being said, nothing beats the beauty of cherry blossoms lining the many rivers of Osaka. As this time is now coming to an end, I’m already eagerly looking forward to next year and more beautiful blooms.