Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tokyo diaries: Cherry blossom viewing 2014

It's Spring!

Flowers are blooming everywhere (bring on allergic rhinitis) and it's a sure sign that the warmer days are coming. Every year, thousands throng to Japan for cherry blossom viewing or お花見. End March to the first 2 weeks of April are the best times to visit Tokyo, when the city is covered in a blanket of baby pink sakura. The locals come out to picnic and stores bring out their pink sakura themed products.

Shinjuku Gyoen

Ueno Park

Other places to view sakura in Tokyo: Mid Town, Yoyogi Park, Meguro River, Chidorigafuchi Park...
Posted by fongie on 4/19/2014 11:44:00 AM in , , ,