[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park (国営昭和記念公園)

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
40 minutes west of from Shinjuku is a very big and pretty park with lots of nature. They have all types of plants, flowers and trees. Currently, they have the Spring Flower festival currently.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Upon walking in, we see a large open space which we thought was already the entrance to the park but it isn’t.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
To get to the park entrance, it was another 15 minutes walk away. But it was a beautiful sight as we crossed the bridge with pink sakura trees beneath us.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
The trees are still bald.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Seniors sitting around enjoying the warm Spring weather

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Met a super hyper dog that kept on standing on his hind legs. Almost seem that he is dancing away.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Entering the park via the Tachikawa Park entrance.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
A small and pretty fountain at entrance.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Though the stream is dry but we see a huge color array of pink, yellow and greens.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Boats are for rental at the lake.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Bicycles for rental too for you to go around their cycling tracks.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Don’t this tree remind you of the Big Fish movie?

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
The sakuras in bloom here.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
The sakuras here bloom about 1 week later than the ones in Tokyo city.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Besides the usual hanami and dog walking, people were playing with bubbles.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Walking to the different flower patches to take photo.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Couples were there for a date too.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Enjoying their hanami.

Video of the day with music.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Sakuras are very pretty in full bloom but there is another beauty when the petals fall in mass into the river. Covering the river with pink petals.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Almost like a blanket of pink that I won’t believe that it is actually a stream.

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Pretty Pretty!

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park

[Sakura 2014] Showa Kinen Park
Flowers from the flower festival but probably need a few more days for it to bloom fully.

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