Cherry blossoms at the Aoyama Cemetery

Aoyama Cemetery (青山霊園) is located in Aoyama, Minato, not far from Roppongi. The cemetery is famous for its cherry blossoms and many people visit it during hanami season. When I visited, the blossoms were already past their peaks and petals were falling from the trees and covering the tombs and alleys.

Above, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.

Above, central road.

Above, Tokyo Midtown.

Above, a minimalist tomb.

Above, christian tombs.


Cherry blossoms along the Takinogawa River

Starting at Oji station, I walked on a pedestrian path along the Takinogawa River (滝野川) until I reached Naka-Itabashi station. The path is lined with many cherry trees.

Above, fallen petals covering the river.

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.

Cherry blossoms at Asukayama Park in Oji

Asukayama Park is a park located in Oji, Tokyo. It was established by Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa in the early 18th century to serve as good hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spot for Edo citizens.

Above, pedestrian path along the Takinogawa River, near Oji station.

Above, stairs to the Oji Shrine.

Above, Oji Shrine.

Above, entrance to Asukayama Park.

Above, looking in the direction of the Oji Shrine.

Above, ornamental cabbage.

Above, Kita City Asukayama Museum.