Every year in April (and early May further up north) Japanese people get about 10 days where the Sakura trees are in blossom. As many parks have these trees and the weather is good (if a bit cool), we get one or two weekends ideal for a picnic with an overhead ceiling of pink flowers. As the beginning of the financial, school and business year, this is also somewhat symbolic.
I enjoy trying to capture the feeling of nature and parks and am particularly happy with my results this year using my Nikon D7000 and 35mm or 18-200mm lenses. This year I went to a local park in the middle of a weekday. The park itself surrounds a large pond and has a wide path along which many trees are planted, which can be spectacular to walk through.