Hanami: Flower Viewing


We are so unbelievably lucky to be in Japan during the spring. This is arguably the most beautiful location to experience the changing of the seasons!


This is the view from my window! All of a sudden our neighborhood is filled with huge, blossoming cherry trees.


The early morning is my favorite time to take walks on the edges of the canal by the Kitazono Dormitory. There are sakura (cherry blossom) trees lining both sides as far as the eye can see.


 It feels like a dream to find such unbelievable flowers at every corner.


It’s amazing how beautiful the city contrasts with the flowers. Tokyo is the largest metropolis on Earth, but there are blossoms everywhere!


 This was the view from the train track as I stepped onto Naka-Meguro station. This neighborhood is known for it’s great blossoms and delicious street food.


There were so many people celebrating the hanami (flower viewing) season!


As the wind blows, the blossoms drift down into the streets and the canals. After a few days, the ground will be filled with petals.


These lanterns lined the edges of the canal, enhancing the pinkness of the blossoms as night fell.


Carolyn and I had such a lovely time enjoying the sakura trees; it was truly a once in a lifetime experience.


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