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  • You all know this fella

  • godzilla and he's on fire

  • Just behind this lightning monster from the sea

  • is a symbol of beauty

  • A SAKURA tree

  • Yes

  • This is central tokyo's Yurakucho area and this tree is a great place for

  • businessmen and businesswomen

  • passed by to appreciate spring near the office

  • Just stay away from that creature on the other side

  • Let's mellow out a bit at Shinjuku-Gyoen National garden

  • It's a 200yen entry to this park located just 10 minutes on

  • foot from Shinjuku Station

  • Shinjuku-Gyoen has some the best spots to sit and relax

  • The grass is cut close and is soft and clean

  • perfect to laze around on a spring afternoon under the white blossoms

  • It's also a place for young couples in love

  • They're everywhere showing their affection

  • Shinjuku-Gyoen also has an amazing variety of cherry blossoms

  • In Japan there are over 200 cultivars of SAKURA trees

  • The SOMEI-YOSHINO is the most popular in Japan with its snow white blossoms

  • and it stands out with all the other varieties

  • The colors of the blossoms and the leaves vary

  • Many are labeled and on display here

  • Viewing [Tree]SAKURA night

  • is another way to appreciate the Sakura beauty and the Meguro River is

  • one of Tokyo's most popular destination

  • when the Sun Goes Down

  • The contrast between the dark sky and the illuminated

  • blossoms is striking

  • It appears as thpugh snow has fallen

  • and the trees are covered in white like a quiet winter evening

  • But it's just an illusion

  • Wandering the streets at night

  • along the Meguro River

  • is almost like walking among the clouds

  • It's magical experience

  • Across Tokyo Bay is Odaiba

  • where visitors get some of the best views of the city

  • In the spring you can add the cherry blossoms to that view

  • It's a treat you only get for about a week each year

  • With the blossoms, the skyline is just a little bit prettier than usual

  • Ueno Park is definitely the place to be after hours for night HANAMI goers

  • The park is fit with red lanterns that help accentuate

  • the blossoms above

  • The cherry blossoms truly fit this historic area Tokyo

  • and all urban distractions are absorbed by the beauty of the white flowers

  • from the SOMEI-YOSHINO SAKURA trees

  • The park is usually quite crowded

  • and it's hard to get a seat under the trees here

  • Low-level company workers

  • usually stake out a spot

  • early in the morning and are joined in the evening by the rest of the company

  • SAKURA have the power to bring a

  • corporate team together

  • Even the mighty salary man

  • going up I'm not immune to its beauty

  • It's worth noting help clean the parkside in tokyo

  • HANAMI goers know the drill

  • Separate your trash

  • and leave nothing behind

  • Beautiful when you come

  • Beautiful when you leave

  • That's the rule

  • The Sakura season is a time when many people go to Famous parks to picnic

  • underneath the cherry blossoms

  • But if you really wanna feel close to nature and connect with the SAKURA tree

  • I recommend going to your local park or somewhere near your house

  • Your hotel or your work

  • I asked a lot of my Japanese friends

  • Where is your favorites SAKURA tree?

  • and a lot of them told me

  • Right near their house or their office

  • Someplace where they go and they see the tree often.

  • It's quite personal to them

  • This is my favorite tree in my local park

  • At night when most of the hanami goers head home

  • I like to come out here with my light and really take a closer look

  • Take a step back and look at the whole tree

  • The concept of" MONONOAWARE "

  • Runs very deep with Japanese

  • It's essentially a deep feeling or sensitivity to something

  • A feeling the one that resonates with ANIME and Manga lovers

  • for example

  • Its deeply rooted in the Buddhist notion of impermanence

  • existence is in a constant state

  • of flux

  • This awareness heightens the appreciation of beauty

  • and brings on a great sadness when they pass

  • To know one feel the true beauty of the [Tree]SAKURA

  • like the japanese do

  • is to know Japan deep to its core

  • One of the world's largest urban centres and the heart of japan's economy and

  • politics

  • Tokyo

  • Even for just a week

  • shifts a little closer to the beauty of the natural world

  • It's definitely in time to be in the city

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Cherry Blossoms Around Tokyo: Shinjuku, Meguro, Ueno and Odaiba

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/15
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