Pink Blossom Sakura

 

We were supposed to go to Tokyo same time, last year, to watch the Sakura bloom when the Tsunami hit the country badly. Our flight was due a week after the Tsunami. With the chaos that was going on at the time, we decided to cancel the trip. A year after the disaster, Tokyo is once again blooming with Sakura and my brother had the chance to go around the parks for these amazing photos.
 

Yoyogi Park

I’ve never been to Yoyogi Park but I reckon this is one of the largest parks in Shibuya, Tokyo. From the photos, I saw a beautiful lake with many people on blankets, drinking away merrily with their friends. This is called hanami, a small celebration where people enjoyed the flowers and the weather. There is also a photo of two men getting too drunk and started to take off their shirt and a little bit of pants in the water. The lake is very cold by the way but with the alcohol running through their veins, their bodies were warm enought to withstand such temperature!

The entrance to Yoyogi park.

The entrance to Yoyogi park.

Sakura only lasts for a few weeks.

Sakura only lasts for a few weeks.

People celebrating by having Hanami (picnic) in the parks.

People celebrating by having Hanami (picnic) in the parks.

While some chose to frolic in the water after quite a lot of drinking!

While some chose to frolic in the water after quite a lot of drinking!

This tree is so strange yet so unique in character.

This tree is so strange yet so unique in character.

The Sakura tree up close has white petals with hints of pink in the middle.

The Sakura tree up close has white petals with hints of pink in the middle.


 

Heiwajima Park

Heiwajima or Heiwa-no-mori Park is the largest park in Ota-ku area. I’ve never been to this park too but from the photos, it has more Cherry Blossom trees compared to Yoyogi Park. The trees are heavily bloomed with the flowers splashing the landscape with a little bit of pink. Many people were seen playing badminton and enjoying Hanami with their friends as well.

Might as well enjoy the outdoors with a little bit of sports.

Might as well enjoy the outdoors with a little bit of sports.

More cherry blossoms for the week!

More cherry blossoms for the week!

I wished I was there!

I wished I was there!

 

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

4 Responses to Pink Blossom Sakura

  1. Fie-Nuts says:

    I haven't been to Taipei + Macau even though I was in HK. The schedule was too packed to cross over there. I may have to make another trip back to HK to see other places of interests. It would be cheaper to travel to East Asia from KL rather than from where you are (where are you exactly? hehe).

  2. Oh, just wondering. No, I still have no plans for East Asia at the moment. Thought it would be better to go to Far Eastern countries from KL rather than from here. For the time being, I'm trying to concentrate on this side of the world. Although last year I did think about going to Taipei + Macao from KL. Didn't materialise, unfortunately.

  3. Fie-Nuts says:

    Hi R.A.W.,

    Yes I did. They refunded me by giving travel points so I used that to go to Bangkok and another place (forgot which one). Were you supposed to go last year too?

  4. You're back!

    One question, which is related to what I had actually wanted to ask on your FB. Did you get any refund when you canceled your trip to Japan last year?

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