★March 23 &24, 2019, Kyoto and Osaka No.5 I was planning to visit some early blooming cherry spots in Osaka but hotel employees said early cherry points were finished and next one hadn’t started. So I thought to visit Osaka Castle Park which has 3000 cherry trees. But I twisted my knee at the end of February and long walk of the day before made my knee worse. I gave up walking in very wide Osaka Castle Park and decided to visit a small temple, Kaju-ji or kanshu-ji temple, in Kyoto. The web said they had many early blooming cherries. So I headed to Kyoto again. But Kaju-ji was a disappointment for me. It really had many early blooming cherries but they were small and rather miserable shape. First I couldn’t identify them, then I understood the soil of the temple was clay soil and cherries couldn’t grow properly. The ground wasn’t flat and my knee started aching again and I gave up visiting more temples nearby and went back home.