There seems to be a lucky trend on these tours–perhaps it was the way Japan was planned when it was created–that concert halls are often within walking distance of castles. We got off the bus today and went for a stroll in the park surrounding the castle. It makes for a nice mix of bus sightseeing, nature walking, convenient store food, and practice as a pre-concert routine.
|late-blooming sakura outside the castle|
|path and tree along the castle wall|