Over the weekend, we had the chance to do some prime cherry blossom viewing. Although it was technically a week after full bloom, the cherry blossoms still looked very nice. It was pretty cold though. To get to Yasukuni Shrine, you can take the Tozai line to Kudanshita 九段下 and then head up the stairs. The signs will lead you there.
More than just the beauty of the cherry blossoms themselves, we chose Yasukuni because it has the largest selection of yatai. We'll definitely be back next year. I give it 5 meat sticks out of 5 meat sticks for the selection. As a parting shot, here is a nearby river filled with cherry blossom petals. And like that, spring was officially here.