We took the bullet train from Osaka Kansai Airport into Kyoto station.
It was then time for our first hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. Many Japanese were out, getting their wedding or other photos done under the cherry trees. It was wonderful to see so many locals in traditional attire.
We are staying in a traditional home for the next three nights. Fantastic location, and very authentic! Mark is taller than the doors. Makes it easy to find him in a crowd here, at least!