Fortunately for me, the cherry blossoms were at peak:
I think this is a Sakura tree ready to bloom:
Takayama has an Old Town shopping area which rivals Kyoto in length.
Fully twelve hours after I left the Sendai Westin, I finally checked into the Marriott Associa, located right on top of Nagoya Station. There are 53 floors, with a Concierge Lounge equal to that of the Tokyo Westin: