Today we headed north to Takato in the Ina valley to see the lovely sakura in the grounds of a castle there. To say it was a sight to see is an understatement. It was absolutely gorgeous. There were pink and white blossoms as far as you could see, and judging by the whirlwinds of falling blossoms, a few days later and we'd have missed it all! Apparently the blossoms at Takato are some of the nicest in Japan. It was certainly busy with people!