[Sakura 2013] Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo (千鳥ケ淵緑道)/ Yasukuni Shrine (靖国神社)

千鳥ケ淵緑道
The past weekend was the peak time in Tokyo for Sakura viewing, people were out in throngs to view the full bloomed sakura. This was a stark contrast to 2012, when I visited in early April and the sakuras had not bloomed yet.

千鳥ケ淵緑道
Isn’t it pretty?

千鳥ケ淵緑道
Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo is one of the most popular places in Tokyo for sakura viewing.

千鳥ケ淵緑道
The 15 minutes walk along the pathway was lined with sakura trees on both sides. Even though it was crowded but it was still orderly as people were walking in a orderly file in 2 directions.

千鳥ケ淵緑道
White, light pink and pink! All sorts of colors for the sakura. It was supposed to rain but Mr Sun overtook the rain and we had a cloudy day instead.

千鳥ケ淵緑道
The Chidorigafuchi moat was packed with people trying to rent the boats to get up close and personal with the Sakura trees on both sides of the river. This photo spot was packed with people too.

千鳥ケ淵緑道
full bloom 🙂

Address:
千鳥ケ淵緑道 東京都千代田区九段南2丁目~三番町先

靖國神社
At the end of the Chidorigfuchi Ryukudo, we would come to the side entrance of Yasukuni Shrine

靖國神社
The sakura inside the shrine.

靖國神社
This is Tokyo’s representative cherry blossom tree that is used by the meteorological agency to pronounce the official opening of the blossoms in Tokyo.

靖國神社
The flowers also grow on the bark too.

靖國神社
We didn’t prepare any food as there is plenty of food stalls at Yasukuni Shrine.

靖國神社
Mainly BBQ-ed food, Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki with drink under the Sakura trees.

Japan collage graduation
End of March is the graduation season in Japan. College gradauations were going on around the country and in Japan, the graduates do not wear the mortarboards and gowns. The men are in suits and the ladies in kimono with Hakama so every lady graduates looks different. Totally colorful and cheery 🙂

Address:
靖国神社 東京都千代田区九段北三丁目1番1号

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wiolakk
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:06:40

    just poetry 🙂

  2. Xuan-er
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 16:06:39

    @wiolakk: it was pretty…thanks for your comment

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