Walking beneath the Sakura

Ross Hall

April 21, 2021
(Updated on June 17, 2021)

A couple walk along a path by a river with cherry blossom surrounding them

After years of delays and disappointments, I finally got to Kyoto during the Sakura.

Sakura’s the name given to the Cherry Blossoms that burst in late March and early April. With the pandemic in full flow, travel around Japan has been restricted. What’s bad for some is good for others, and I enjoyed a great walk around some of the iconic locations oft seen on TV.

Two women walk along a path underneath a cherry tree in Kyoto

Born in the UK in the early 70s, I’ve enjoyed a diverse and eclectic career. I spent time in IBM, survived the dot.com bust, got myself well known in Insurance, and lived through more digital transformation projects than is healthy. In late ’20, in the middle of a pandemic, I upped sticks and moved to Kobe, Japan with my wife.

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