Osaka, Kyoto, Nara Trip (Sakura)

I know sakura season is all the rage now which I believe everyone is flocking there now to catch the beautiful cherry blossoms. Reminds me of my solo trip to Osaka/Kyoto/Nara back in 2013. Just had to jot this down and chronicled  this somehow for future reference, if I’m going back there soon.

I took China Eastern airlines and stayed in New Osaka Hotel (Shin Osaka Station) and given a choice now, I prolly wouldn’t take the same airline and stay at the same hotel. LOL.

First day, I alighted at Osaka Station and made it to Osaka Castle.

Next, at Sakuranomiya station, the lovely blossoms were located along the bank of river at Kema Sakuranomiya Park.

Of course, the trip would not be complete without Kyoto. Nijo Castle was beautiful.

Arashiyama Park is another important sight-seeing place in Kyoto but I didn’t manage to see the full glory of the bamboo grove.

I managed to squeeze in a day trip to Nara to catch a glimpse of those adorable deers!

Still remembered I went to this Maruyama Park next to Yasaka Shrine. It’s well-known as a main center for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto, and can get extremely crowded at that time of year. The park’s star attraction is a weeping cherry tree which becomes lit up at night.

Last but not least, USJ was the final stop for me then.

Wonder when will I be back to Japan?…




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