[Sakura 2014] Yasukuni Shrine (靖国神社)/Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo (千鳥ケ淵緑道)/

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
By this time, most of the sakura have already started “snowing” petals due to the rain and winds from these 2 days.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
This year’s sakura season just felt tooooooo short. Yasukuni Shrine’s Sakura was already falling like mad when I was there on Wednesday.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
The notice informing the public of the sakura blooming in Tokyo.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
Really crowded for a weekday.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
The official tree that is the indicator for Sakura blooming in Tokyo.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
Every evening, there are performances under these trees during the Sakura festival.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
My favorite stop after my stroll. FOOD stores! As the wind blasted by, the petals fall like mad…Super romantic.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
Natural thawing in the cool weather with bright sunshine.

Sakura 2104 Yasukuni Shrine
Huge Sweet potato fries and some fried chicken (yeah, they were thawed under the sun).

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
Just near by would the top spot for sakura viewing in Tokyo – The Chidorigafuchi

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
Famous for their night illuminations too.

Enjoy this short video that I made.

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
Popular way to view some sakura and work your muscles.

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
Orderly walking even if it was crowded. Ongoing traffic is near to the sakura and the other side is for those who have had viewed their sakura from the other side of the river.

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
Though some time I do bitch about living in Japan but sometimes these orderly lifestyle do help in crowd control and making the whole event more enjoyable in a crowded place.

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
So do you know why this spot is so popular? Cos this angle is just so pretty!

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
Long line for the boats but people are willing to wait….

Sakura 2014 Chidorigafuchi Ryukudo
I am glad I decided to come here again even though I was here last year too. It is just so pretty and I now do fully understand why 4 seasons in a country do make the different events in life more memorable.

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