Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Our 2008 Japan Trip - Enjoying the Cherry Blossoms at Ueno Park

Read our trip reports for Kyushu, Hiroshima and Echigo-Yuzawa too.

Some photos of Sakura at Ueno Park. I guess the Sakura has gone by now in Tokyo.

We were in Tokyo just before the peak. It was still much too early for cherry blossoms when we were in Kyushu and Hiroshima, with nary a bud in sight there. However, we did enjoy having a chance to get a glimpse of the Sakura.

Even during a weekday, Ueno Park was filled with visitors, though most look like they were accompanying their children on graduation day's ceremony somewhere, with girls in hakama and guys in suits. We did have our version of viewing the sakura, with eating salty popcorn and drinking orange juice. Should've brought with us the Ultraman mat we bought last year for this purpose. Hehehe...




4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos! I have been in Japan for cherry blossom season, and it is the most beautiful time. Did you see the statue of Saigo Takamori in Ueno Park? He is one of my ancestors! :-)

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  2. geekmom,
    Wow! Your ancestor? He had such colourful history, didn't he?

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  3. Thanks for the fantastic photos it reallly brightened up my day seeing them.

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  4. Lina,
    You are so fortunate to be able to see and get pictures of the cherry blossoms at different stages from buds to full bloom. They are so pretty.

    After I came back from Mexico, I drove to Washington D.C. to see the cherry blossoms which Japan gave to the US several years ago. However, it was a bit too late and the leaves were starting to come out. The rain swept the flowers to the ground and the day after my arrival, most of them were gone.

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