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.
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.
With more than 600 cherry trees, Yoyogi Park is a popular hanami spot for the Harajuku crowd.
With over 1,000 cherry trees, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one of the best and most popular spots for hanami in Tokyo.
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.