[Sakura 2014] Sumida Kouen (隅田公園)

Another popular sakura spot for Tokyo people, now with the Skytree as backdrop. Of course many would be snapping photos here.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Some tourists were donned in Kimono with hired photographers to take photos for remembrance.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Almost look like white snow on trees…….

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
The weather is still looking good till tomorrow night so I guess the crowd would just surge by weekend.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Another photo with my favorite backdrop. Sumida Kouen is right at Asakusa Station so people would usually continue walking around this district with lots of traditional goodies after visiting the park. Some people would proceed on to the Skytree which is about 20 minutes walk away.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Met up with my friend for hanami lunch and the first thing she said when I arrived was “Look, who’s here?!” She had her little chihuahua sitting inside her huge tote. Apparently, pets are allowed on Japan train just that they have to caged or kept away and she did it by keeping him in her tote. So we have Xiaomi (Little sweetie) as our special guest this afternoon for lunch.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
More photos with the Tokyo Skytree.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Usually, we see the white petal sakura so it is good to see this darker shade of pink, weeping cherry blossom.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
The different varieties of sakura along this river.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Close up

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Some of the trees further up are not fully bloomed yet but it should in 1-2 days time. So we chose this less crowded location for lunch.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Xiaomi can’t wait to eat our food too but too bad, he is not allowed to eat human food.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Some people even brought along portable chairs and tables for their hanami parties (花見)

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Parting shot……I would be so sorry that this view would be gone pretty soon.

Sakura 2014 Sumida River
Good bye, till the next Sakura spot.

Address:
隅田公園 東京都墨田区向島

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