Finally... Kyoto's air is starting to warm up! We've been chased by cold wind throughout our trip and it's so nice to feel the spring.
Today we had special lunch with our friends at Wakuden in Kyoto station... and the very first thing that came out on our tray was a cup of cherry tea. It was so beautiful... that I wished I could bring it home. It tasted just as wonderful as the Sakura-mochi... :)
Even though traveling through nearly freezing temperature has been difficult (especially in an old machiya where the indoor temperature control is almost nonexistent), being able to witness the changing season is the best reward of traveling a country with four seasons.
We are eagerly waiting for the cherry blossom to come...