Kitakami Tenshochi Park: Cherry Blossom

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Kitakami Tenshochi Park is a Park stretching along the east shore of Kitakami River in Iwate prefecture. 10,000 cherry blossom (Sakura) trees and 100,000 azaleas are planted at this site. More than 2 km line-up of cherry blossom trees blooms…

Kyoto- Toji Temple: Cherry Blossom

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Toji (東寺) is a Buddhist temple near Kyoto station. The temple was founded in 796, two years after the capital moved to Heian-kyo (Heian period). Toji literaly means “East Temple” and served as the capital’s guardian temples, together with its…

Kyoto – Kodaiji Temple: Cherry Blossom

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Kodaiji (高台寺, Kōdaiji) is a temple in Kyoto’s Higashiyama District. Kodaiji temple was established in 1606 by Kita-no-Mandokoro (1548-1624) in memory of her husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598). Kodaiji temple belongs to the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. The buildings have…

Rikugien Garden: Cherry Blossom

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Rikugien garden (六義園) is a traditional Japanese garden located in Tokyo. The garden consists of a small pond, trees, and a hill, which is a typical example of a garden from the Edo period. Rikugien garden was constructed between 1695…

Meguro River: Cherry Blossom – Night View

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Meguro River, very popular cherry blossom (Sakura) viewing spot in Tokyo, offer cherry blossom illumination in Spring. The light up lasts from 6PM to 9PM. from Meguro station (JR Yamanote line, Tokyo Metro Nanboku line, Toei Mita line and Tokyu…

Meguro River: Cherry Blossom

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Meguro River (目黒川 Meguro-gawa) is a small river which flows through Tokyo. The river is one of the most popular venues for cherry blossom (Sakura) viewing in Tokyo. While the river itself is like a concrete canal, many cherry trees…

Kitanomaru Park: Cherry Blossom

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Kitanomaru park is located on the north of the Imperial Palace, former Edo Castle. The park is along Chidorigafuchi, and on the opposite side of the moat to Chidorigafuchi park way. Likewise Chidorigafuchi (See Chidorigafuchi: Cherry Blossom), Kitanomaru park is…

Chidorigafuchi: Cherry Blossom – Night View

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In Chidorigafuchi, cherry blossoms (Sakura) are lit up during night. The light up lasts from sunset to 10 PM. For the access and general information of Chidorigafuchi, see Chidorigafuchi: Cherry Blossom. Sakura give very different impressions at night. Just before…

Chidorigafuchi: Cherry Blossom – Boat Ride

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In Chidorigafuchi, you can enjoy a boat ride in cherry blossom (Sakura) season (For access and general information on Chidorigafuchi, see Chidorigafuchi: Cherry Blossom). The Boat dock is located in middle of the park road. Business hours are from 9:00…