It has been a long and tiring day and I could just go to sleep already, but I really wanted to share with you the series of pictures I took on Monday. It's the season for the cherry blossom here in Tokyo, also called sakura, and you may know that it is celebrated nation wide. It's also my favorite time of the year and I am usually out everyday to admire the beautiful trees. Of course there are many popular spots in Tokyo to do o-hanami (which literally means watch the cherry blossom*) and I took 2 hours off work on Monday to take pictures of one of my favorite destination: the cherry blossoms along Meguro gawa (river), and especially in Naka-Meguro. The first 4 pictures were taken in Den-enchofu and the rest in Naka-Meguro - with my iPhone and I haven't edited them.
If you are visiting this week, make sure to drop by and check out Naka-Meguro. Another of my favorite spots include Yoyogi-koen (preferably for a picnic with friends), and I have heard that Shinjuku-koen is gorgeous but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet. The cherry blossom usually last only for about a week, but if you in northern Japan you will be able to enjoy it until the end of May (in Hokkaido). You can check the forecast for the entire country on this map.
Let's enjoy Spring!