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Sakura 2016, Asukayama


Sakura season in 2016, I took many Sakura photos in Tokyo.
From this article, I introduce some places.

Here is Asukayama Park, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Nearest station is Oji Station.

People enjoy Hanami(Cherry blossom viewing) here.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Asukayama is one of popular place to enjoy Hanami.
At Kyoho era(1716-1735) in Edo period,here was prepared as playing place. It was part of Kyoho Reforms by Yoshimune Tokugawa(November 27, 1684 – July 12, 1751, the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan). And it was designated as park in 1873 (Meiji Period). Here is one of first park in Japan. Ueno park is also first park.

This is old postcard from Taisho to early Showa Period (Maybe 1920s to early 1930).
As this picture, people visit here to enjoy Sakura since long time ago.
It has not changed now.

Old Postcard, Asukayama, Tokyo, Japan
Old Postcard, Asukayama, Tokyo, Japan

Here is small hill. But pedestrian footpath is well prepared.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

This day was weekday. So people were few.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Not only Sakura, here is athletic place for children.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Steam Locomotive is exhibited.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

In this park, there are three museums.
Kita City Asukayma Museum (Japanese), Paper Museum (English), Shibusawa Memorial Museum (English).
Unfortunately I have never visited them so far, but I want to visit them in the future.
Especially, I want to watch historical architecture Bankoro and Seienbunko included Shibusawa Memorial Museum.

I happened to discover pansies. It was burning spring with Sakura!!

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

After dark, lanterns were lit up.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

As it becomes dark, people increases.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

I didn’t know there were so many lanterns!!

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Lanterns are so beautiful. But Sakura is not directly lit up. So here is a little dark to watch Sakura itself…

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Road facing Asukayama Park has heavy traffic. Here is slope.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Tram Toden Arakawa Line passes this road. Toden Arakawa Line Asukayama Station is near from here. From this angle station building is not able to be seen . But here is the best for Asukayama Station. So I include this article LET station collection as Asukayama Station.
There are two tram lines in Tokyo. I like Tram. It makes city speed slow.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Passing opposite direction.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

View from pedestrian bridge.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Only light track.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Stopping and moving. Can you see Sakura on left?? This is also Hanami!

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

After shooting, I saw Asukayama Park from pedestrian bridge.
Lantern’s lights were so beautiful!  And voices people were enjoying Hanami  echoed around park.

Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Asukayama, Kita-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

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