Sakura are coming soon! They are just about to bloom. Still, I saw only buds, today.
I took these pictures today, in Hirakata City, halfway between Kyoto and Osaka. There is a small park on the hill there, near Kansai Gaidai University, at to 3-18 Nakamiyahonmachi, next to the Happis grocery store.
In it are 8 beautiful old sakura trees. The branches are loaded with pink buds, now, but they haven’t opened, yet. They will be opening here any day, now!