From Hon-Hachinohe Station (本八戸駅) its less than a 10 min walk to Miyaji park. My google maps at the time was showing the cherry blossom icon so I went off on a journey to have a look. The weather was actually VERY cold, rain then snow was predicted that afternoon and evening. I arrived early in the morning and the air was icy. And this was just end of April this year. But this is normal, up north in the Tohoku region spring weather comes a bit later than the rest of Japan. The petals on the ground looked almost like powdery snow. Very pretty!