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  • Hello everybody, greetings from Hirosaki in Aomori Prefeture, I am at one of the most beautiful cherry blossom spots all over the country

  • today, well in a last couple of days, it's the 100 % bloom, which is absolutely stunning right in front of me

  • It's Hirosaki castle

  • we're turning around and show you

  • It's beautiful weeping willow like, cherry blosom because around the castle pink with these, really beautiful

  • You can go into Hirosaki castle, but

  • I'm not sure I want to go in there

  • Absolutely beautiful

  • Cherry blossom have been finished in Tokyo for about two weeks now

  • Maybe a little bit more

  • I'm up here Aomori which is about three and half hours, three hours' Shinkansen ride

  • Up north, there's in bloom,

  • At the end of April

  • Some haven't even bloomed yet

  • The figured couples dates lot

  • Some live streaming right now on a Docommo's 4 G signals

  • From Hirosaki Castle

  • That castle behind me with built in 1611

  • It's 14 and half meters high

  • and this way is

  • really beautiful view

  • Some people know what the mountain this is

  • Anybody knows the mountain it is

  • It's not "Fujisan" (Mt. Fuji)

  • Not Everest either

  • This is not Mt. Fuji? That's not true

  • Hahaha, it's not Mt Fuji, You knew it

  • They do look a bit similar

  • This is Mt. Iwaki. Yeah it is

  • That’s not Mt.Fuji, but Mt.Iwaki

  • This mountain is, look similar to Mt. Fuji

  • but it's about one-third height

  • Ah, it's a volcano, it's not active right now

  • It's beautiful because it's black, so the rain from coming here, it's the sky looks like

  • almost raining in most of the morning

  • right now screwed up a little bit

  • which is great, tonight they light up all the cherry blossoms around, castle and park

  • this park is most famous this time of the year

  • are the cherry blossoms attractive from million visits that's

  • probably bigger than the city population itself

  • more workers on the park when we go down and take a look in some of the foods

  • I promise Muslem Ramadan

  • Some starving

  • The hitchhike here two days ago, I pageant a couple days off

  • Hitchhike here from Odate which she is wear

  • there's another "Hachiko" statue,those to visit Japan, you know "Hachiko" in Shibuya

  • There's also another statue here in Odate

  • That was made almost same year

  • 1935~1936

  • Not statue is difference

  • I did live stream on Only in Japan, Go channel, if you want to see about more Odate, definately check that out

  • I love this you find little honor, it's a beautiful view

  • That's we're came in

  • Somebody's heading down toward foods

  • I did the castle a couple weeks ago at Matsue

  • and this castle looks a lot smaller

  • Again that castle is built in the year 1611

  • I'd love it color change

  • This is a "Shidare-sakura", weeping willow variety of Sakura

  • It's a those vivarent Tokyo right now and

  • We are discovering is no what cherry blossom

  • This is JR railway pass this is heading up north, because

  • Right now, Tohoku is blooming

  • It's a castle again in the distance

  • If you can talk to some local people

  • This not looks good

  • It's telling you you have abotut 15 mins before

  • It cannot this poor

  • That's each cherry blossom they are, we call, "Mankai" Mankai means 100 % bloom

  • You can tell the mankai because

  • every single blossom, every single bud should exploded into a blossom

  • Now, the 100% mankai was in the last couple of days

  • Then, when it hit 80% to 100% in the last couple of days

  • the first wind and first rain nocked them all down and green leaves break through

  • This is what the Sakura look likes it for 100% bloom in it

  • It's llike a special time, It lasts through just a short period of time

  • It's over , at it get this point

  • Jah, like 2 or 3 dyas later

  • the longest is a week, that's one is no rain, there's no wind, that's would happen so rarely in frank

  • get the extra few days

  • This is the best time here in Japan, isn't it?

  • Today we get a cloudy sky when the sun bereak through you get the bloom

  • Cracken through the trees with white leaves

  • It's stunning. Today's a warm day

  • Once again, Hirosaki, north of Japan in Aomori prefecture

  • I keep going straight north being to Hokkaido, it'll be in a couple of days

  • I am so forced in the trip

  • Even in the last month, I've long been hitchhiking

  • I've been following the cherry blossom up

  • Hello, I'm live now

  • It's a live streaming for foreigners

  • I am introducing this amazing cherry blossom view to those who can't come to Aomori

  • That's great! Are you from Aomori?

  • No, I'm from Hiroshima

  • Hiroshima? Yes, Sightseeing? Yes!

  • Wonderful ! Cherry blossom in Hiroshima is this beautiful, isn't it? Of course!

  • As pretty as here, but it was already over

  • It was already over, is that right?

  • Was It fully bloomed around March 20th ?

  • Please go around to find more beautiful places

  • I was in "Miyazima" about three weeks ago

  • Oh, really?

  • Are you travelling around the world? Yes, I'm now Hitchhiking from Kagoshima to Hokkaido

  • Is that right? So, I'm now in Aomori, and the next stop is Hakodate

  • By hitchhiking! Cheer up! Thank you so much, Bye bye!

  • I've lived in Yokogawa. Not far?

  • I love pumpin-sucking people

  • They're looking at me and wondering what I'm doing and told on my live stremaing

  • give you a chance to see I'm seeing today

  • Very friendly people from Hiroshima, they're travelling a long way to see this

  • That's how popular the park is. People travel long distance to come here

  • Here is the caste. Beautiful isn't it?

  • Could we go cherry blossom viewing even in the rain?-

  • Certaily, if it's a little rain

  • Judging from the look of sky, most likely we'll have a rain soon

  • Are you from Hirosaki?

  • Oh, you are going to come here every year, aren't you?

  • There're a lot of foreign visitors here, Yes, there were

  • You can see there are, they're doing Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in spite of rain

  • Rigth now rain is coming down

  • The wind's starting pick-up, that means these really dark cloud come this way

  • I'm taken down a food for, I can completly washed out here

  • You can see what I am seeing now is absolutely stunning

  • This is sort of bright walk round

  • One of Japan's ten top cherry blossom sites

  • Just white, little bit white look like snow

  • This music playing at the background is

  • a lot of cultural festivals going on

  • I saw other Iwaki, Iwaki-san which is the mountain famous in Aomori

  • look like Mt. Fuji

  • Before the rain gets too bad

  • The cloud definitely come

  • Let' get down and look out foods

  • I don't get to see the rain's coming down

  • I do have the umbrella

  • first for from where you get really nice Benetton

  • Hey, look because the rain is leaving, that is my chance, maybe

  • This is also 100 years' Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (cherry blossom festival)

  • Lots of tourists from China, I hear a lot of Chinese, some Indonesians and Thais

  • those cloud worry me. I have I-phone 7 plus and OZMO

  • The phone is water-proof, but AZMO is not. Are you an AZMO?

  • Get down to foods very quick

  • If you can get a ticket to come into

  • Hirosaki Castle

  • This ticket looks like. The castle itself is 310 Yen, and a little parked cost another 200 Yen

  • But I kind of passed the park and go in the castle

  • I've been here in a couple of days

  • I don't really care about the little garden area because right now, today all about the cherry blossoms

  • going over the bridge

  • Food area is about 250 m down

  • I guess toy something they really made into like a fair

  • like a state fair

  • like a carnival maybe

  • look like a carnival down there

  • I'm excited to introduce it, will be there in a couple of minutes

  • Wow, a lot of visitors from China

  • This is another little flat for me

  • It's not bad. You don't need an umbrella

  • Hard core

  • I go on the plastic umbrella because it does rain

  • I put in umbrella, but you get to see through it

  • We'll have full access in spite of rain

  • This no way I'm cutting this live feed

  • A lot of you joining now I know take a little bit time for you get the notification

  • A lot of people're joining now

  • I'm in Hirosaki, Aomori prefecture

  • It's in Tohoku about

  • 3 hours and 20 minutes Shinkansen's ride

  • He gets up here

  • Or I get to about 4 day Hitchhike

  • I've been now on the road starting tomorrow

  • No right now, today I've been on the road for a month