Cherry blossom viewing in and around Tokyo

In Japan, early spring is almost synonym for cherry blossom season. The delicately beautiful pink and white blossoms of the cherry are called sakura in Japanese. In this period of the year on television, the cherry blossom forecast draws as much attention as the news and weather forecast. In March and April, the cherry blossoms… Read More

Hama Rikyu Gardens : Oasis of Green and Flowers in Tokyo

The Hama Rikyu (浜離宮) garden is a large beautiful park within walking distance of JR Shimbashi station in central Tokyo. It is one of the best examples of an Edo era feudal lord’s garden. Long History Located at the ocean the gardens have a tidal pond and during many centuries the area was used for… Read More