While the cherry blossoms are fading fast here in Kyoto, out in Hikone, Shiga, they are in full bloom.
Hikone is along Lake Biwa and one of the many interesting towns along the cycling route around the circumference of the lake.
The main attraction of Hikone is its castle.
On the grounds of the castle are some 1200 cherry trees.
Until April 20th the moat, grounds, and castle itself will be illuminated from 6 - 9 pm every night.
Photo © Kyoto Shinbun
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