Wisteria Festival

2 May

Last weekend, we went to a 藤祭り (Wisteria Festival) in Tokyo.
藤 (Wisteria) is a type of flower that is purple and blooms around this time of year.

Here are some photos that I took:

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We also saw the new Tokyo Sky Duck bus.
Here’s a photo that I took of it:2013-04-28 16.17.05

The Tokyo Sky Duck is a new bus service that just started in Tokyo last March.
It gives passengers a tour of Tokyo both by street…and then by river cruise because it’s both a bus and a boat!

Here is a video of the Tokyo Sky Duck bus getting into the river:

12 Responses to “Wisteria Festival”

  1. Mike May 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    The boat/bus looks very similar to what we have in Seattle right down to the duck mascot


    • tokyo5 May 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

      Really? There’s a similar tour vehicle in Seattle?
      What’s it called?


  2. alice May 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Your pictures are clear and sharp. What kind and brand of camera are you using?


    • tokyo5 May 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

      Only my Sony smartphone camera.


  3. Musings May 5, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    I do love wisteria. Something about the fall of blossoms and the color. Gorgeous photos, Bob.


    • tokyo5 May 5, 2013 at 9:35 am #

      Do Wisteria bloom in Hawaii too?


      • Musings May 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

        I don’t think so. At least I haven’t seen any. It probably needs cool weather.


      • tokyo5 May 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

        I didn’t think so. I’ve heard that they are unique to Japan.

        Have you seen them here in Japan before?


      • Musings May 6, 2013 at 5:48 am #

        I think so… many, many years ago.


      • tokyo5 May 6, 2013 at 9:52 am #

        You should come to Japan in late April and see them again.


  4. summerfield84 May 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    Is it Kameidotejin ?
    I have never know Tokyo Sky Duck bus .
    I was surprised .


    • tokyo5 May 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

      Yes, that’s right … 亀戸天神 (Kameido Tenjin).

      The Tokyo Sky Duck bus / boat can be ridden from near the Tokyo Sky Tree tower or in Kameido.


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