Cherry Blossoms Along Asuwa River

Gorgeous line of cherry trees heralding spring in Fukui

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

One cloudy, cold day, I strolled along Asuwa River in Fukui to enjoy the cherry blossoms which decorate the pathway every spring. The view of the cherry trees here is so beautiful, it was understandably selected as one of the '100 Best Places for Sakura Viewing' in Japan. Asuwa River flows through the center of Fukui City, therefore many local people take leisurely walks every day on the pathways along it. Especially in spring, even in still-cold weather, people enjoy strolling along the path appreciating the gorgeous cherry blossoms decorating the whole scene. For night-time illumination of these trees, please see my other photo story.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.