Cherry Blossom Roundup
Okay, the season of all-sakura-all-the-time is officially over, and the cherryliciousness did not disappoint. From late-blooming white ones to pinker-than-pink, here are a few of this year’s faves.
I went to Koraku-en garden on a sunny day, just as the cherry trees were starting to bloom
There are only a few cherry trees along moat near the Imperial Palace East Garden, but it’s worth a visit because they’re unusual varieties
On a rainy day at Rikugi-en garden, I had the famous weeping cherry all to myself.
If you’d like to visit these gardens the next time you’re in Tokyo, here are map links to Shinjuku Gyou-en, Koraku-en, the Ni-no-maru Imperial Palace East Garden, Kiyosumi garden and Rikugi-en from on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
Check out this blog post for maps of where to find the best cherry blossoms in Tokyo and Google map links to all the locations
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