Sakura 2014

2 Apr

Here are some of the photos my wife, kids and I took at 花見 (cherry blossom viewing) we went to yesterday.

We went to a small park, 靖国神社 (Yasukuni Shrine), and 千鳥ヶ淵 (Chidorigafuchi) near the 日本武道館 (Nippon Budokan).

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The world-famous 日本武道館 (Nippon Budokan).

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The torii entrance to the 靖国神社 (Yasukuni Shrine). We ate “okonomiyaki” for lunch from one of these ‘yatai’ (traditional Japanese food booths).

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The 靖国神社 (Yasukuni Shrine).

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This old sakura tree in Yasukuni Shrine is the official tree that determines the start of “Sakura season” for Tokyo. When five flowers bloom on this tree, it’s announced that the season has begun.

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千鳥ヶ淵 (Chidorigafuchi) near the Budokan.

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6 Responses to “Sakura 2014”

  1. Barniferous May 16, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Reblogged this on Drinking in Japan and commented:
    Awesome cherry blossom pictures on tokyo5.wordpress.com – check it out!

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  2. Earnest Mercer April 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    Outstanding! Thanks for the memories…..

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    • tokyo5 April 4, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

      Thanks. Do you have photos of sakura taken when you were in Japan?

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  3. Allison Nakamura April 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    thanks for sharing! nice nice pictures omg. so beautiful😀

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