Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) at Ueno Park

I had heard that Ueno Park was THE place to go to see the Cherry Blossoms in this part of Japan. It certainly was beautiful and very popular! Here is a link to some other places to see Japan's unofficial flower.There was a bit of a circus atmosphere to the whole thing. This guy was quite high up and balancing.
All these people were here on a Tuesday afternoon watching the side show.

I would guess that there were thousands of people in the area. I saw a few people in kimonos, but it was a weekday, so most people looked like they were just eating their lunch under the snowing trees.

I need to start taking more pictures of the manhole covers here in Japan. They all have a story to tell. This one is in Ueno Park. Ueno Park is known for it's Sakura trees, and perhaps their Ginko trees.

Green Tea Oreo bars. I have had the Macadamia and the Strawberry ones, but these are new.


Inkspots said...

You're fast! We'll have to go out there next year. Kamakura wasn't quite so busy. Fantastic photos! (I agree about the man-hole covers too. There are some good ones.)

Katie said...

Wish I was as awesome as you and kept updating my blog as frequent :)

Nice pictures!

Alisa said...

beautiful photos!
uneo was on my list this yr.
do you think there will be any left this weekend?
i really wanted to go ....
again, ... i loved all the pics!

Dollars to Yen said...

Alisa, I don't know. There may be a live camera posted somewhere so you can see.

I was out today in the Oppama area and it was snowing Sakura petals. It won't be long now.

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