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.

Check out this blog post for maps of where to find the cherry trees in each garden and map links to all the locations

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more