Cherry blossoms at Omiya Park

Omiya Park (大宮公園) is a public park in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, about 30min north of Tokyo. The park contains many cherry trees, a zoo and a museum. It is also the location of the shinto Hikawa Shrine (氷川神社).

Above, squirrel mascot of the Omiya Ardija, a J-League football team.

Above, torii on the path to the Hikawa Shrine.

Above, Hikawa Shrine.

Above, Omiya Park.

Above, bird in the free zoo inside the park.

Above, giant inflatable daruma doll at the Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Floklore.

Above, turtles in a pond near the shrine.

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