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Lost In A Forest Of Blooming Plum Trees

This is just the entry forest

Yesterday I got to stumble around doing a 360˚ gawk in a forest of plum trees wearing all their favorite clothes at once.

Everywhere you look, tunnels and tunnels of plum goodness

Kairakuen Garden in Mito was planted by a genius of a daimyo who totally got that too much of a good thing is never enough. 2,490 fluffy-branched trees later, I think I can safely say that this is the plum blossom extravaganza to end all plum blossom extravaganzas….


And as the sun goes down…
…the lights go up!

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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!

10 thoughts on “Lost In A Forest Of Blooming Plum Trees Leave a comment

      • They might be beautiful on the other side of the mountains, but over here in Oregon Outback, High Desert, not much shows up but lots of sagebrush. I love it, really. But I do miss lots of greenery and blooming things. So, thanks for sharing! 😉 I can practically smell spring in your pics!

  1. This was what I was looking forward to seeing six years ago, I was scheduled to visit Japan in late March of 2011. Fukushima disaster hit the week before I was to leave.

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