cherry blossom trees are a HUGE deal in japan. they even have a word for the parties they have under them during the blooming season, it's that serious. though most cherry blossom trees were not quite out yet, we did get a glimpse of how amazing this place would be full of cherry blossoms. it was easy to understand why you'd have a party/picnic under them.
"standard" cherry blossom tree
"weeping" cherry blossom tree
not a cherry blossom, i forget which kind, but pretty
the third kind of cherry blossom tree, with small, dark pink, delicate flowers