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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