Visited during peak Sakura blossom in late Feb for super-early species Kawazu-zakura (河津櫻), with larger pink petals. Isn’t it amazing that prior to visiting this we were skiing in Hakuba ? It’s like we have visited 2 different countries in a single trip.
The Kawazu-zakura were planted on both sides of the Kawazu river, which stretched for 4km+ from the river mouth upstream.
Before returning to Tokyo, we stayed in an onsen hotel in nearby Imaihama, with a beach by the sea.