If you plan a trip to Japan in spring, you may want to see cherry trees in bloom.
This year, my husband and I went to three places to take photos of cherry trees. One of them was Ogawa-mura in Nagano.
Ogawa-mura is a small village, and we have passed it a few times on the way to Hakuba (famous for mountains). It was our first time to stay there. Cherry tree blooming time is not easy to predict. I booked the accommodation two weeks earlier and hoped for the best.
We were lucky!
We saw not only cherry trees, but came across great views and even a wild animal.
This is the view I took from the hotel room window.
It was a nice Japanese style place, only 400m from a famous cherry tree spot.
Ogawa-mura does not have any passenger railway service, but there is a bus service from Nagano station.