It's cherry blossom season in Japan - truly a beautiful sight. We flew into Osaka (Tokyo flights were all full and we heard the Osaka/Kyoto was a really nice area from friends). We spent a day there and walked around a bit, hitting Osaka Castle and the gorgeous cherry trees in full bloom all around.
These are plots that the Japanese have laid out marking their spots under the cherry trees. They come and picnic there. We even saw several drinking at 10am!