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Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden


From the end of March to beginning of April,Sakura(cherry blossom) becomes full bloom!
In Japanese old literature,if Hana(means flower) appears,it means sakura.Not other flower.
Japanese people love sakura deeply from ancient era.

This year,I went many places to see Sakura in Tokyo.
So I introduce some famous Hanami(Cherry-blossom viewing) places from this article.

First place is Rikugien Garden.
Here is located in Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan.
Famous for Shidare-Zakura(meens Weeping cherry tree).
In this word, pronunciation of Sakura changes to Zakura.
It depend on continuing of pronunciation.

Nearest station is JR Komagome station.
And easy to go on foot.Very near.

Here is entrance.
Though I went in the morning,there are many people.
But I could enter soon.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

There are full of nature.
Surface is a little rough.So visitors should go with sneaker.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

Here you can have a brake.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

And this is Shidare-Zakura.
Gorgeous appearance!

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

Close up.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

Shidare-Zakura is different from famous Sakura.
There are some kind of Sakura in Japan.
Famous Sakura is “Someiyoshino”.
Branch of Shidare-Zakura is softer than Someiyoshino or other kinds.
So its branch weeps.
And full bloom is earlier than Someiyoshino.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

So many people enjoy Hanami!

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

Rikugien is beautiful Japanese style garden.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

Here is also famous for Tsustuji(means Azalea).
From late of April to early of May,beautiful Tsutsuji is seen.
I want to go again.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

General view of Garden.

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

I discovered Yamabuki(Kerria japonica).
It was powerful yellow!

Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden
Sakura 2015,Rikugien Garden

I went here daytime.
But Shidare-Zakura is lighten at night.
It is also nice!

Information
Use of tripod around Shidare-Zakura is prohibited.

Entrance Fee
Adult:300 Yen
Over 65 years old:150Yen
Under 12 years old:free

Open
9:00AM-5:00PM

Holiday
December 29th-January 1st

Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association/Rikugien

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