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.
Check out this blog post for maps of where to find the cherry trees in each garden and map links to all the locations
After gazing at all the lit-up cherry blossoms, Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!