Shinjuku Gyoen and Cherry Blossomsbabibubebo | 25 04 2008
Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the most famous and popular places for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in Tokyo. The park itself is huge and literally has thousands of cherry blossoms trees, and a few different kinds. It might even be a little too big as I felt like I didn’t really know where to go; however, truth be told, it doesn’t matter so much where you go as I am sure you can find something to your liking.
I am a pretty big fan of Yoyogi Park and after visiting Shinjuku Gyoen, I think I still prefer Yoyogi, but I was really happy I went to see the cherry blossoms there.
It was really crowded and all the nice trees had a ton of people by them, under them, around them, taking photos of them and painting pictures of them. This makes for a great opportunity to take some nice people photos and if you are patient you will catch some really nice moments between friends and families.
Also it was nice that my timing was also pretty good. I was there just as the blossoms were starting to fall off but not late enough to where there weren’t blossoms still on the cherry blossom trees. Good stuff!
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Shinjuku Gyoen and Cherry Blossoms