George here on What’s Up Japan 2/16
This last week I took a trip to a place called Misaki on the Miura Peninsula.
I was surprised to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
I didn’t think that happened until April.
Well, it turns out that this particular area has planted a different variety than the Some Yoshino we usually see.
The trees planted in this area is called the Kawazu Sakura.
This variety blooms from February.
They have a cherry blossom festival from the 5th of February until the 8th of March.
There is actually a road where they have planted over 1000 trees.
It goes from Miura Beach to Komatsugaike Park.
Check out this page.
But the real reason I went to Misakiguchi was actually not for the blossoms but for the tuna, yes, the tuna.
The port of Misaki is right nearby.
A whole tuna. From the head to the tail! This seaside town is famous for the Tuna restaurants.
They land the tuna here so it’s always fresh….
See you next week.
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