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…
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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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!