I took a coach tour from Ueno to the Shibazukura Festival. The scenery along the way was simply breathtaking, and the actual area around the lake is an absolute delight. Sadly for me, the iconic photograph that I often see of the festival, a sea of pink, a lake, and a reflection of Mount Fuji, wasn't what I saw. A cloudy day and just my luck. The closest I got to seeing Mount Fuji, was a miniature Fuji decorated in shibazakura of pink and white. Still, a beautiful place, and a festival I will happily visit again next year, in hopes of capturing that iconic scene.