Saturday, the kids and I drove up north to catch the last of the cherry blossom festivals.
Is it weird that it’s warm enough here they start blooming in late January?
Not all of the trees are in full bloom yet, but we did see quite a few gorgeous ones!
First, we went to the festival on Mt. Yaedake in Motobu.
I went to this one last year, but with a friend.
It’s a small festival, but there were still the usual food stands and games for the kids.
There was also a park, with a big playground and a roller slide.
Little Man said it was the slowest roller slide ever though.
Then we headed to the Nakijin castle site.
It is a fairly large castle site that just happens to have a large number of cherry blossom trees.
We hadn’t been here yet, so we had fun looking around.
There was vendors set up selling food, jewelry, and such.
The kids had their usual Blue Seal ice cream and I bought them some small flavored sponge cakes.
When we were driving up Mt. Yaedake, we passed a couple, in full wedding garb, getting pictures taken.
At Nakijin there was a sign at the castle entrance for a wedding.
We got there as the guests were leaving, but there were a handful of women and girls in traditional kimonos.
I wish we would have been there early enough, so I could have got a peek!
What a gorgeous place for a wedding!