By this time, most of the sakura have already started “snowing” petals due to the rain and winds from these 2 days.
This year’s sakura season just felt tooooooo short. Yasukuni Shrine’s Sakura was already falling like mad when I was there on Wednesday.
The notice informing the public of the sakura blooming in Tokyo.
Really crowded for a weekday.
The official tree that is the indicator for Sakura blooming in Tokyo.
Every evening, there are performances under these trees during the Sakura festival.
My favorite stop after my stroll. FOOD stores! As the wind blasted by, the petals fall like mad…Super romantic.
Natural thawing in the cool weather with bright sunshine.
Huge Sweet potato fries and some fried chicken (yeah, they were thawed under the sun).
Just near by would the top spot for sakura viewing in Tokyo – The Chidorigafuchi
Famous for their night illuminations too.
Enjoy this short video that I made.
Popular way to view some sakura and work your muscles.
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.
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.
So do you know why this spot is so popular? Cos this angle is just so pretty!
Long line for the boats but people are willing to wait….
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.