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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 | Leave A Comment

Sakura Season is Cherry Blossom Season

Sakura is Japanese for Cherry blossom. The trees bloom only a few short days in the spring.

Everyone gets very excited.

 

Fortunately this year, the official start of the season, was tied for the earliest year on record.

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This is the entry to the beautiful Happo-En.

 

This view is over looking cascading cherry blossoms  to the huge Koi pond at Happo-En in Tokyo.

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Even bonsai were in full bloom.

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Everything is decorated with the Cherry blossom motif, even Starbucks.

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These beautiful hand decorated candies featured spring blossoms.

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Even cherry blossom flavored Sake with real cherry blossoms floating inside.

It’s the most beautiful shade of Pink.

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One of the favorite times to view the blooming trees is at night when they are lit with the night sky as a back drop.

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It is no wonder that after a long winter , to see such beauty make everyone so happy.

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I love this walk on the way to the hotel.

 

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Here in front of Tokyo Tower is the lovely restaurant, Tofuya-Ukai, an exclusive restaurant featuring dishes with house made tofu.

Guests have individual private dining rooms each with a view of the beautiful garden.

 

We want to thank all our wonderful friends in Tokyo for introducing us to so many new things this visit.