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Sweet Apricot!! Hanegi Park


Before Sakura season, Ume(Japanese apricot) becomes full bloom.

In this article, I’ll introduce Ume Festival, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan.

During middle February to early March, here can enjoy 650 Ume trees blooming!
At the same time,Ume Festival is held here. In 2016,its period is from February 11 to March 6.

Here is entrance. About 5 minutes walk from Odakyu Line Umegaoka Station.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Here is small hill. Visitor can walk through among Ume trees. Footpath is well prepared.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Here can see colorful Ume trees.

Pink.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

White.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Yellow.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Strong Pink.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Silhouette of tree. I always think Ume tree is interesting form.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

There are Japanese style restroom and tea room  in Ume forest. Here is entrance.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

This is Japanese style room “Seishindo”. Visitors can take rest here for free. But during festival period, Saturday, Sunday Holiday is not available. Maybe because those days will be heavy crowded.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

This is tea room “Nichigetsuan”. Here needs reservation. And only Setagaya-Ku resident and commuter for Setagaya are available. Here is place for Setagaya citizen.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

At the top of the hill, there are food stands. Here can buy foods and drink.  Here and middle of hill,there are some benches. So visitors can eat foods while watching Ume.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

I found some birds on the tree. Starling. They are really cute! They move quickly. It was fun to trace them through finder!

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Varied tit.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Japanese white-eye.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Japanese white-eye was sucking honey. I can understand because I like sweets!

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

With circle bokeh. Ume flower is not dense like Sakura. But because of it, to make circle bokeh is easy.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Close up. I don’t have macro lens.  All close up photos are taken with AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens on D810. It means 110-300mm Focal length. But cropped.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Twisted.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

This weeping apricot was particularly beautiful!

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Then I found the moon on the sunny sky.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

F22. I tried to make clear image both Ume and moon. But it was imposssible.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Double exposure.  It looks like blur. Not beautiful. I gave it up.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Flowers became beautiful bokeh.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Double exposure made soft images.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Sunset. Sun light made beautiful silhouette. If you take sunset photo, please use display. Not finder. Or you’ll hart eye.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

It looks like raising hands toward the sun.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

This tree was after full bloom. I could enjoy collaboration with sun.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

After dark. Shiny moon and silhouette of Ume.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Overlap, Ume and moon.

Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Ume Festival 2016, Hanegi Park, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Playing nature is really fun! It’s depend on situation. How will be your time?? Please find your exciting way in your own situation!

One more.
If you go Umegaoka, there is famous Sushi restaurant.
Its name is “Midorizushi”. Lunch time is cheaper than dinner, and really delicious!
I recommend here. But here is so crowded. There is always long line. It is better to go open(11:00AM) later, please enjoy Ume blooming!

Midori(English, Chinese, Korean)

Sushi Restaurant Midorii, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan
Sushi Restaurant Midorii, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo,Japan

Information
Hanegi Park Ume Festival
Nearest Station: Umegaoka Station(5 minutes walk) / Odakyu Line, Higashimatsubara Station(10 minutes walk) / Keio Inokashira Line
Open: 10:00AM – 4:00PM (Depend on weather)
Period: February 11 to March 6,2016
Entrance Fee: Free
Address: 52-38-4 Daita,Setagaya-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Web: Setagaya Ume Festival,Hanegi Park (Japanese Only)

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