One of our bucket list goals was to witness the 桜 (sakura; cherry blossoms) in full bloom in Japan. If you didn't know, these flowers only bloom for about 2 weeks every year before they start falling off the tree. The blooming period is random and can be anywhere between early March till late May.
Last year I tried but I missed the blooming window by 2 weeks. All the flowers were withered and scattered on the ground. This year we were more lucky and caught the first few days of the blooming season. We visited Shinjuku Gyoen National Park on 25th March 2020 for 花見 (hanami; flower viewing) with our mate, Aaron.
P.s. the photos of us were taken with Mick's Sony Alpha 7RIV.