Sunday, 15 January 2012

Autumn Reminiscence - Ueno Park



"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the autumn tree"
                                                  Emily Bronte



Tokyo's oldest park and a park that was originally part of Kaneiji Temple which used to be the largest and wealthiest temple in the city and a family temple for the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo period.
 
 
 
 
 
Yellow leaves dominated our view when we visited Ueno Park on an autumn day last year and what a sight it was.

Do read previous posts of this Autumn Reminiscence series while you are here visiting.
Autumn Reminiscence - Lake Kinrinko
Autumn Reminiscence - Shikoku Mura
Autumn Reminiscence - Nara
Autumn Reminiscence - Ritsurin Koen

2014 will be another autumn adventure for us in Japan.

28 comments:

  1. I always think that Ueno Park is a must see location in Tokyo. The area also has a lot of really cool museums.

    Japan Australia

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    1. It sure does have a lot of museums. But from all the big museums there, my favourite happens to be the small Shitamachi museum. That museum should be promoted more. ^^

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  2. Now this is very familiar territory! ^^ That photo of Raimie is beyond any doubt the most irresistible (or should that be least resistible?) autumn photo in your entire collection. Yes. Most definitely.

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    1. You tell me.I'm not the linguistic expert here. xD

      I love that photo but I know my son would hate it if any of his school friends happen to see it. ;p

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    2. Can't we just say it's the cute-est photo ever? But the young man would undoubtedly not approve of that description! ^^ But he is, oh, he is!

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    3. Oh... but he is kinda Japanese/Korean boy hybrid that somehow lives with a Malaysian family. He LOVES being called cute. (Just not in front of his school friends). (⌒▽⌒)

      Mommy's friends calling him cute will get him in a smiley mood for hours! (*^0^*)

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  3. Those are some big and colorful trees in the park. The fallen leaves create a colorful ground cover.

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    1. I think there'd be more splashes of colour if we were there earlier but I'm certainly not complaining! ;)

      Yeah, love the blanket of leaves on the ground. Didn't smell good, though. ^^

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  4. We will welcome you and your family in 2014.
    Beautiful landscapes in Ueno park!
    Ueno is located northeast direction from Edo castle. Northeast is unlucky direction. So Edo government made Kaneiji temple to protect Edo castle.
    We would say Kimon(鬼門)by Japanese.
    It is the same in Kyoto.there is Hieizan Enryakuji Temple in Northeast direction from former Imperial place

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    1. That's an interesting insight of Ueno. Thank you for sharing, Minor. :)

      We look forward to meeting you again.

      And Raimie asked whether you'll be playing Othello with him again? ^^

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  5. Oh,yes. I was defeated the Othello game by Raimie at the time. I will brush up my skill to win him.

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    1. Raimie has downloaded Othello to play with his Nintendo DS games to practice. ^^

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  6. Beautiful. Tokyo has many green belt than people think. The number of trees is increasing along the street and park for saving environment and good landscape. cocomino

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    1. Indeed. Tokyo is certainly more green than what foreigners would expect. :)

      And the trees are all in such good care too. ^^

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  7. Look at your son, he's just so cute! :D

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    1. ssshhhh.... don't say it out too loud, his school friends might hear. kakaka

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  8. Eh your blog post so easy to write nowadays, just throw in a few pictures and a handful of words. That's it! Haha!! But the photos are nice! : )

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  9. I'm back. :0)
    Safe as one piece.

    Ginkgo is a symbol of Tokyo.
    So you can see a lot of gingko trees there. :)
    How come we don't have state trees in Malaysia huh?
    Must have one lah - make people love nature more.
    Cannot go shopping, watching movies all the time. ;o)

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  10. @foong,
    Let's face it. Do people really read my blog post word by word? I'm just saving them the hassle.

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  11. @London Caller,
    We chop trees here. Do you notice that Malaysian municipal authorities don't like trees? Might as well chop them off! @.@

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    1. Ha ha... Damn so right lah.
      My Mama also say they're crazy!
      It took years and years for the trees to grow and to provide us shade.
      They just chop, chop, chop...

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    2. Easy mah! Full grown trees need more maintenance. Then if fall down, kena cars, car owners will complain. Who cares about cooling effect, shades and such?

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  12. Beautiful pictures! I love the colors of fall :)

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    1. Autumn/fall sure is a beautiful season. :)

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  13. Hi there, I was trawling the Web for some info on Ueno Park and chanced upon your blog. The photos of the autumn foilage are amazing? I am planning a trip to Japan sometime this year. What time of the year would I get to see fabulous autumn leaves like these?

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    1. We went there late November - mid December.

      I suppose mid November would be a good time?

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