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11.02.2017

Spring Time in Japan

As an adventurer and traveler, I want to fully experience the four seasons. I experienced winter in Korea, fall in Beijing, China and summer in the US. Plus, it's always "summer-y" here in the Philippines. And for spring time, where else could be a better place to experience it? I couldn't think of any other than Japan! Why? Because it's been my dream to see the sakura/cherry blossoms. I know there are other countries where you can see the cherry blossoms but I think Japan is the perfect place to be.

We were lucky because when we arrived in Japan in mid-April, there were still some areas wherein cherry blossom trees are still in bloom. Besides the cherry blossoms, another thing I love about Japan is that their public parks are clean and well-maintained. Most of them have no entrance fee too!

Our Japan trip was mostly about walking and visiting various parks. I have no idea how many calories I burnt during that trip! Hahaha.

Below are the parks we visited in Japan.


HIBIYA PARK (free admission)

Some cherry blossom trees were still in bloom when we visited this park. Different colors of tulips can also be seen here.


Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico


Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico





UENO PARK (free admission)

Cherry blossom trees were no longer in full bloom when we went here but the area is still good for a walk.

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico




SHINJUKU GYOEN NATIONAL GARDEN (with entrance fee. 200 yen for adults which is less than 2 US dollars)

This was the area in Tokyo where we saw several cherry blossom trees in full bloom! It's the perfect spot for picnic with friends or family (as you can see in the photos).








Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

HAKONE GORA PARK (admission is free when you avail the Hakone Tour Package)

Hakone is not in Tokyo. It is a town in the west of Tokyo. It is popular for Mt. Fuji sightseeing and the boiling sulfuric fumes of Owakudani Valley. (I will talk more about this in a separate post).



Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico

Photo courtesy of Glen Tuico


Sooooo another item off my bucket list: experience spring season and see the cherry blossoms in Japan! :)

I have two more upcoming posts: DisneySea + Hakone and food adventures in Japan.

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