I took some photos, using only my point and shoot camera, from the pathway. As much as I want to get nearer and reach out for these almost fuchsia flowers, but can't because the cherry trees were taller than what my maximum reach.
The same with this multi-petal Sakura also known as Kanzan, was also taken from a distance using the 18x capability of my smart camera.
Further along the pathway, these Yaezakura were finally within my reach, a cherry blossom variety with more than the usual 5-petal flowers.
It would have been so much fun, if we're given a chance to visit the Cherry Blossom Festival in Shanghai but sadly it wasn't included in our tour. Next time I'll visit China, I'll make sure it will fall on the month that the Sakuras are in full bloom.