Spring into Spring Series- Out ‘n About

       I so love spring.       The feeling of the days getting longer…         Seedlings piercing the ground….       The milder temperatures…..        The sound of birds calling for a mate……      The sun gently stirring sleeping world.

Spring into spring

I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.

Today is the last of the series. Every Monday for the last 6 weeks, I have posted my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They have been of explorations of the Japanese Spring, in and around Tokyo. Some of the trips I have done on with just J and I and others have had my family with me. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching how the spring has changed over the last 6 weeks from the cherry blossoms to the tulips, azaleas and irises. I hadn’t realised how green Tokyo is as a city.

Enjoy the final installment of ‘Spring into Spring’

Out ‘n About.

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What has been your favourite spring moment?

Spring into Spring Series- Showa Kinen Park

  I so love spring.       The feeling of the days getting longer…         Seedlings piercing the ground….       The milder temperatures…..        The sound of birds calling for a mate……      The sun gently stirring sleeping world.

Spring into spring

I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.

To this end- I’m starting this series. Every Monday for the next 6 weeks, I am going to post my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They will mainly be of explorations of the Japanese Spring, that I will do with my family, but there might be others- who knows where the spring will take us. If you want to join in- please share a link to your blog. Enjoy as we ‘Spring into Spring’

Showa Kinen Park

This is another of my favourite parks and I do plan to review it in my Tokyo with Kids series. It is a great day out for families and garden lovers alike. P1060585

There is a flower festival on until the end of May (if my memory serves me correct), so if you are in Tokyo, do pay them a visit. I trust that you will enjoy the park as much as I do.P1010240 P1010241 P1010246 P1010248 P1060583  P1060591 P1060604 P1060612 P1060677 

       

Have you found some beautiful spring moments recently?

Spring into Spring Series- Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

  I so love spring.       The feeling of the days getting longer…         Seedlings piercing the ground….       The milder temperatures…..        The sound of birds calling for a mate……      The sun gently stirring sleeping world.

Spring into spring

I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.

To this end- I’m starting this series. Every Monday for the next 6 weeks, I am going to post my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They will mainly be of explorations of the Japanese Spring, that I will do with my family, but there might be others- who knows where the spring will take us. If you want to join in- please share a link to your blog. Enjoy as we ‘Spring into Spring’

Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

P1060248I love this park. It is relatively close to where I live and has lots of open spaces, beautiful gardens and grass.(Something rather unusual for Japan.) It is described in its brochure as ‘the leading example of western-style gardens of the Meiji era.’ and I couldn’t agree more. P1060198

I have yet to explore the entire gardens, as I usually go for an hour or two. Play equipment is not permitted so I go when the girls are at school. J loves running around and it is a lovely way for him to expend some energy while I get my ‘flower fix’!

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Where have you been recently?

Spring into Spring Series- Imperial Palace Gardens and Kitanomaru Park

I so love spring.       The feeling of the days getting longer…         Seedlings piercing the ground….       The milder temperatures…..        The sound of birds calling for a mate……      The sun gently stirring sleeping world.

Spring into spring

I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.

To this end- I’m starting this series. Every Monday for the next 6 weeks, I am going to post my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They will mainly be of explorations of the Japanese Spring, that I will do with my family, but there might be others- who knows where the spring will take us. If you want to join in- please share a link to your blog. Enjoy as we ‘Spring into Spring’

Kitanomaru Park  The sight that greeted us as we left Kudanshita Station exit 2 was mind-blowing. The sakura were in full bloom around the moat and the tourists- both local and foreign- clicking the scene were quite entertaining!  

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Needless to say it didn’t take me long to join them!

Imperial Palace Gardens

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A small wander after Kitanomaru Park  brings us to the Imperial Palace East Gardens. These were spectacular and I had loads of fun photographing the various blooms and not just the sakura! P1060509P1060528

I am planning to go back again soon as some of the bushes were hinting of another display which should be as inspiring! P1060508 

Have you ‘Sprung’ into spring yet?

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Spring into Spring Series- Fuji 5 Lakes

I so love spring.       The feeling of the days getting longer…         Seedlings piercing the ground….       The milder temperatures…..        The sound of birds calling for a mate……      The sun gently stirring sleeping world.

Spring into spring

I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.

To this end- I’m starting this series. Every Monday for the next 6 weeks, I am going to post my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They will mainly be of explorations of the Japanese Spring, that I will do with my family, but there might be others- who knows where the spring will take us. If you want to join in- please share a link to your blog. Enjoy as we ‘Spring into Spring’

Fuji 5 Lakes Area

The cherry blossoms have been out in full force the week, and I honestly thought as we packed to head out to the Fuji 5 Lakes region for the Easter Weekend that we would have a fantastic show… Well was I surprised!

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Spring is only just starting in the 5 Lakes region. In fact, a cold spell hit Japan for the weekend, making it grey and drizzly, with temperatures being 5-6 degrees C at lunchtime causing us to wonder whether we were in Blighty or Japan.IMG_9556

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Despite these challenges, I have managed to find some signs of spring.P1010208

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I hope that you had a blessed Easter and have seen the growing signs of spring around you. 

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Spring into Spring Series- Tama Zoo

I so love spring.       The feeling of the days getting longer…         Seedlings piercing the ground….       The milder temperatures…..        The sound of birds calling for a mate……      The sun gently stirring sleeping world.

Spring into spring

I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.

To this end- I’m starting this series. Every Monday for the next 6 weeks, I am going to post my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They will mainly be of explorations of the Japanese Spring, that I will do with my family, but there might be others- who knows where the spring will take us. If you want to join in- please share a link to your blog. Enjoy as we ‘Spring into Spring’

Tama Zoo

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Spring is still incubating in parts of Tama Zoo, but it won’t be long….

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