We were really looking forwards to all the cherry blossom in Japan. We knew we should be catching it in Tokyo, and would probably miss it in Kyoto (the season travels across Japan west-east and only lasts about a week in any one place). We almost thought it was early in Tokyo, and found out that it had been late in Kansai (Kyoto/Nara/Himeji), so what should have been a intersting short period of natural colour has become a ubiquitous occurance of which we are now becoming a little bored.