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新宿御苑

3 Apr

Today my daughters each went out with their friends.
My oldest daughter went to お台場 (Odaiba, Tokyo) with her friends,  my second daughter went to the 動物園 (zoo) with her friends, and my youngest went to 東京ディズニーランド (Tokyo Disneyland) with her friends.

So, my wife and I decided to go to 花見 (Cherry Blossom Viewing) together at 新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden).

新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden) is a very large, beautiful park with both Japanese and Western-style gardens right in the center of metropolitan Tokyo.

We had a nice picnic lunch in the gardens and went home before our daughters were due home and we all had dinner together.

Here are some of the photos we took today:

「東京体育館」 (Tokyo Metropolitan Gym) was used in '54 World Wrestling Championship and '64 Olympics

「東京体育館」 (Tokyo Metropolitan Gym) was used in '54 World Wrestling Championship and '64 Olympics

「新宿御苑の千駄ヶ谷門」 (Sendagaya Gate to Shinjuku-Gyoen)

「新宿御苑の千駄ヶ谷門」 (Sendagaya Gate to Shinjuku-Gyoen)

桜 (Cherry Blossoms)

桜 (Cherry Blossoms)

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The skyscrapers of Shinjuku can be seen from the gardens.

The skyscrapers of Shinjuku can be seen from the gardens.

ツバキ (Camellia)

ツバキ (Camellia)

There were many people enjoying 花見 (Cherry Blossom Viewing) today.

There were many people enjoying 花見 (Cherry Blossom Viewing) today.

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ボケ (Flowering Quince)

ボケ (Flowering Quince)

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Japanese garden

Japanese garden

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(Click here if you want to see the official 新宿御苑の花見 (Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden‘s Cherry Blossom Viewing) page.)

My wife and I also stopped by 上野 (Ueno, Tokyo) to see the (Cherry Blossoms) there. It was very crowded there (as expected).

The crowd at Ueno.

The crowd at Ueno.

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