Pretty Tokyo: Sakura 2016

The last of the late-blooming cherry blossoms have bid their farewell for the year, the sakura fever has died down and the city has gone back to normal. I can’t believe it’s already the end of April. It’s already been a month since I was roaming the Kansai region in search of sakura awesomeness. As soon as I got back from that trip, I had to go back to work which left just 2 or 3 full days to get out and explore during the peak cherry blossom period. Don’t you hate it when work gets in the way of life… :-P Just kidding. For the most part, I ended up taking my “mamachari” bicycle around my neighbourhood, as I do at least once every spring, and discovered and rediscovered many breathtaking spots. I’m lucky to live in a gorgeous area. I also went hiking in Saitama where the season is much later than Tokyo due to the temperature difference. There are so many great places everywhere you look!! And as usual, there were still tons of places on my list that I didn’t get to go to – the main ones being Kawaguchiko and Izu. I wasn’t planning on doing a post on Tokyo’s cherry blossom season but I have loads of photos and I thought it would have been a shame not to share them. These are some of my favourites.


26 thoughts on “Pretty Tokyo: Sakura 2016

  1. Hi Celia,
    I’m glad you posted these shots that show the Sakura as part of everyday life. I remember being impressed by solitary trees in bloom that lifted the spirit of a street. Hard to pick a favourite, but I do like your final shot from Saitama – very tranquil. Thanks for bringing the season to those of us who can’t be there.


    1. Thank you, John! Nagatoro is popular for river rafting in summer, but not many people know it’s gorgeous in spring too. And yes, I always love walking through residential streets and seeing those solitary trees, too. A completely different experience to the tourist spots.


  2. トンネルを作った桜、目黒川に映る夜桜、郊外の街角を彩る桜、農家の庭を飾る桜、
    すべてが ただ今は いとしいことでしょう。セリアさんは この春に たくさんの思い出を
    残して、5月の新緑(しんりょく)の季節を むかえているところですね。一番最後の写真に
    映された、絵のように美しい光景を 目に残して、今年の春のアルバムを 閉じましょう。


    1. 今年も様々なお花見スポットに行けて嬉しかったです!2016年の春の思い出がたくさんあります。今日は今年の初めての「暑い日」で、春がもう終わったかなという気持ちでした。ちょっと寂しいですが、これからも色んな事を楽しみにしています。:)


    1. Thanks, that means a lot! I’m borrowing a friend’s Fujifilm point and shoot which has a much better zoom than my usual camera, so it’s been fun to play around with that.

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And I totally feel you, I was annoyed I was stuck at work when there was so much awesomeness happening outside. Plus as a Murphy’s Law, it was rainy during weekends and sunny on workdays! I made a long list of places to check out next year and Meguro river is definitely on top of that list 🌸💕


    1. I know, exactly! I need a job where I can call in sick :P It’s the same every year though… not enough time, so your sakura list needs to be like a 5-year plan!


      1. happy spring to you – and my blog mode is a bit slow go – but glad I dropped by for this special post of yours – whew –
        and thanks for the new word C…


  4. Breathtaking! I’m so glad to see these photos, no spring this beautiful like Tokyo. We plan to visit Japan next year, definitely will com in spring. :) <3


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