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Once Again, Plum Blossoms Do Not Disappoint

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It’s not that I don’t like cherry blossom season, I just like plum season better. (Okay, azalea season too. But that’s not ’til the end of April.) In case I haven’t convinced you yet, here are a few more…

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I saw these lovelies at Gotokuji Temple
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Korakuen garden is where I spotted this one.
Yushima shrine's plum blossom festival goes for the whole month of February, and the trees are glorious.
Yushima shrine’s plum blossom festival goes for the whole month of February, and the trees are glorious.
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And these are from a garden in Umegaoka, where hundreds of trees are all in bloom right now.

For more plum goodness, last year’s plum blossom-o-rama is here!

If you’d like to see some gorgeous plum blossoms the next time you’re in Tokyo, you can get directions and maps to Gotoku-ji temple, the Yushima shrine and Korakuen garden on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. The trees at Umegaoka are a short walk from Umegaoka station, and during the season the way is well-posted.

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Jonelle Patrick View All

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!

4 thoughts on “Once Again, Plum Blossoms Do Not Disappoint Leave a comment

  1. Where in Umegaoka? I could use an outing–we have a massive translation project with an impossible deadline and need to get out of the house once in a while.

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