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Glow In The Dark Cherry Trees

If you’re beginning to yawn when you see yet another park filled with tiresome clouds of of fluffy pink cherry blossoms…wait until dark!

Every night this week, all along the Meguro River, lanterns strung from tree to tree make the blossoms glow. Booths pop up outside restaurants and bars, selling everything from pink champagne to Thai noodles. People stroll along, eat a little, drink a little, and shoot a record-breaking number of pictures. The only thing that could possibly mar this perfect o-hanami experience is if you forget to bring any camera but the pathetic one on your phone.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of theĀ Only In Tokyo Mystery Series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

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