Actually, it’s a bit early. But thankfully, after the cold spell a few days ago, it suddenly turned warm today and many of the trees were in full bloom when we took a walk tonight.
That’s good news for everyone.
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MY PERSONAL PICKS FOR SAKURA VIEWING
Here are my personal favourite places for viewing the beautiful sakura, which will only be at their peak for about five days at most.
Not necessarily in order:
1) The Komaba campus of Tokyo University. This is the best kept-secret among locals as it has beautiful cherry trees and not too many people. If you can get in through a very discrete side gate, you’ll find the place practically all to yourself.
2) Shoto Park, Shibuya. This is a small but beautiful park in one of Tokyo’s best neighbourhoods. It’s beautiful in all seasons, but especially in sakura season.