Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sakura cherry blossoms in Yasukuni Shrine and Chidorigafuchi

Very Japanese cherry blossoms can be seen here, at Yasukuni Shrine and Chidorigafuchi.  Yasukuni  Shrine is famous with deep history, and Chidorigafuchi is located backside of the Imperial Palace.

In Yasukuni Shrine, there are 600 cherry trees inside.  And here is a "Sample tree" which Japan Meteorological Agency forecast of flowering time in Tokyo.

This is the sample tree.

This is the representative of Sakura in Tokyo, doing a good job every year.

Let's pay a visit to a Shinto shrine. 

The next is Chidorigafuchi. About 260 cherry trees are here.
Beautiful and graceful...

Once a year, Japanese people really get crazy about cherry blossoms, so many people come to see them here, the station is full of people, the train is full of people, and this location is very full of people.  But, Japanese people want to see cherry blossoms to greet the spring!


And boats everywhere, too.

At 11a.m. on Sunday, the waiting time for riding a boat was 3 hours! Even though, people were standing in line and well-mannered, no complaining, no quarreling.  "The Japanese" were here.

View Yasukuni Shrine and Chidorigafuchi in a larger map

Experience Japan!

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