1) The Festival of the Phallus was certainly *quite* the experience! We all had a hilarious time and took heaps and heaps of pix. I’ll have to make a Flickr page so you can see them all. I can’t choose just one…

2) Today was probably the best day to see the cherry blossoms at Himeji Castle for this year. It was a little earlier than usual but if you bookmark your diary then around this time should be right for you!

I went for a cycle and a wander about 9am this morning and the sky was crystal clear, as you can see. By the time I got home from the gym around midday it had clouded over just a touch and the smog was building, so early on is certainly the best time of day to see it all!

Next trip?

Nothing planned at the moment… but you know how that can change!