The last of the late-blooming cherry blossoms have bid their farewell for the year, the sakura fever has died down and the city has gone back to normal. I can’t believe it’s already the end of April. It’s already been a month since I was roaming the Kansai region in search of sakura awesomeness. As soon as I got back from that trip, I had to go back to work which left just 2 or 3 full days to get out and explore during the peak cherry blossom period. Don’t you hate it when work gets in the way of life… :-P Just kidding. For the most part, I ended up taking my “mamachari” bicycle around my neighbourhood, as I do at least once every spring, and discovered and rediscovered many breathtaking spots. I’m lucky to live in a gorgeous area. I also went hiking in Saitama where the season is much later than Tokyo due to the temperature difference. There are so many great places everywhere you look!! And as usual, there were still tons of places on my list that I didn’t get to go to – the main ones being Kawaguchiko and Izu. I wasn’t planning on doing a post on Tokyo’s cherry blossom season but I have loads of photos and I thought it would have been a shame not to share them. These are some of my favourites.