Japan has always been a country that has fascinated me for its culture, history and people. I had the opportunity to visit Japan during the cherry blossom season. I was there at the end of March and the beginning of April, for two weeks. Japan is a big country and I could only visit a small part of it, it was my first time and I did not want to hurry, I wanted to enjoy each place calmly. I visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Yokohama, I used the Japan Rail Pass train system as transportation and I did not hire any tour, I planned my trip using travel books, the internet, reading literature about Japan and walking a lot. With this series of photos, I would like to highlight the most unforgettable moments of my trip to this amazing nation, I hope you enjoy it.
My three favorite places to see the Cherry Blossom in Tokyo:
The cherry blossom season is one of the most important events in the life of the Japanese, there is a transformation in their mind and spirit. The blossom begins in the southern islands of Okinawa and moves north, ending in Hokkaido.
This park is the favorite place of the Tokiotas for picnics. You will see that the grass is covered with blue blankets, they go very early to be able to grab a spot, they carry their bento boxes with rice, fish, vegetables and drinks and it becomes a big party. There are lots of people, you can hardly walk and please forget about picnicking! because every little space is occupied, I went in the morning at 11:00 am, I loved watching the atmosphere but I did not stay longer, for my taste it was too crowded and the selfie sticks were everywhere!.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden:
This park is my absolutely favourite, I’ve rarely seen parks as beautiful as this, the park is huge and is full of cherry trees, exactly 1,500 cherry trees are planted there, it is really an oasis of green and peace in the middle of the city, only a short walk from the busy Shinjuku.
There is room for everyone, although it was very crowded, that was not a problem you can walk in all tranquility, sit on one of the benches to contemplate the falling petals that turn everything pink or watch the painters trying to capture the beauty of the landscape on their canvases.
Along the Meguro river, street vendors were selling yakitori and even champagne! Nakameguro, is a place with many good cafes and trendy boutiques, walking along the canals is wonderful, at night the lanterns light up and make the night even more romantic!.⠀
Thank you for following me around the world!
Other travel articles I wrote: LITTLE INDIA, A PLACE YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IF YOU COME TO SINGAPORE.