Last weekend we decided to go check out some cherry blossoms. We were super excited to learn that unlike the U.S. and mainland Japan the blossoms in Okinawa start to bloom starting mid January. We made our way to the southernmost cherry blossoms in Yaese Park.
We were a little disappointed to find that the trees were barely blooming and had very little blossoms. Nonetheless, we took it as an adventure and still roamed around the park and took pictures. When life hands you lemons you make lemonade, right?
There are over 170 lanterns in the park lining the park!
The views at the top were actually really nice, bonus!
It actually started raining so we had to cut our trip even shorter than we had planned. Not a good day for cherry blossom hunting!
We wanted to stay until sunset to see the lanterns light up but unfortunately the rain stopped us. After we left we learned that the cherry blossoms start blooming in the north first and make their way to the south of the island; Every experience is a learning experience. Although this trip was a bust, in terms of cherry blossoms, we still had fun checking out all the lanterns and seeing the town of Yaese. We can’t wait to share our trip to Nago and the cherry blossoms there but for now, thanks for tuning in everyone!