It is that time of the year where Tokyo (and the rest of Japan) turn pink and people escape outdoors with their picnics and tripods. It is a very brief time- best for about 5 days, and thankfully the weather is in our favour this year. (Last year it poured with rain for the crucial days and washed the bulk of the blossoms off the trees!)
This park is just beautiful. Exit at Exit 2 from Kudanshita station on the Toei Subway line and you’ll be hit with blossoms, and their clicking fan club!
Oh, I love this park. From now, until late summer there is a burst of colour from the cherries, to the tulips, poppies and cosmos. It also boasts a great children’s area, open field and cycle route.
Another one of my favourite parks. The cherries here are just exquisite, as is their setting.
I found this a rather strange place to see the blossoms, but it was quite something to behold. I’m not sure though, whether I was more taken with the blossoms or the lunching people in the cemetery!
I enjoy visiting Ueno park at sakura season, more to watch all the people sitting along the path enjoying their hanami. Complete with the tradition of removing their shoes when the sit on the tarpaulin!
To see the Sakura Forecast for 2015, click here