Last year, when C and I went to Tokyo, we tried to coincide our trip with the cherry blossom blooming season. Unfortunately, when we arrived there wasn't much left in the way of blossoms; a few blooming trees, but not the forests of cherry blossoms I had imagined. It turns out we didn't need to go all the way to Japan, because the University of Washington has a fair number of these lovely trees. I've been enjoying them everyday on my walk to work. In fact, I like them so much, that I think I might try to plant one, once we get our new house. They are probably out of my price range, but I think it would be worth the investment..