We rather had a cold winter and the spring also starts cold. Still, we can feel the sense of something fresh in the air which carries something we can expect. Cherry blossoms are late to bloom this spring but here by the canal in Gion some weeping chery trees have flowers now. I did not bring a telephoto lens but you might see a young Maiko sits in a restaurant.
In a few days it will getting warm and we are sure the flowers are blooming all of a sudden. I hope you should not miss it.