Last year at the beginning of April my family took a much needed vacation to the town of Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture. So far it’s been one of our favorite places that we’ve visited in Japan, although I’m sure the experience was helped by the fact that we had been sick most of the Winter! And I’m sure it didn’t hurt that the Sakura were blooming during our trip either. The blossoms in the city are beautiful, although they are especially plentiful next to the famous castle (which is a great location in its own right). Anyway, with the Sakura season only a couple of weeks away now, I thought I’d share these photos from that trip that I’ve not shared before. I also made a short video that you can watch below. Hope you enjoy!