Spring in Japan

NSFW: VERY heavy images of fluffy pink ahead. You’ve been warned.

 

I still remember the very first time I saw sakura, it was when I was sitting still on-boarded the train to the city from the airport. As I used the cheapest train ticket, the slow train took its time crossing the ocean and finally hit its first stop at a small station located right next to a residential area.

And there it was. On the fence of the station, a mature full-bloomed sakura tree standing gracefully swaying by the wind pouring its wonderful petals. I was in a moment. And in that almost empty train, I immediately stood and headed my way to the train door kind of wishing to chase it but couldn’t as the train started to move on. Some Japanese smiled at me as if they know why I did what I did. I was sakurastruck ❤

So you wanna visit Japan when the Japanese are all relaxed and sweet? Spring is the best time. Even the Tokyonites will slow down the pace a bit and glow in a bliss enjoying the rare sakura viewing (Hanami). From mothers and their children, pet owners, even company employees having their lunch under the tree with sake served during mid-day. They lunch, do selfies, sunbath, read, sleep, flirts, and some even sing their hearts out! *pretty much influenced by the sake, though*. They enjoy life after the cold winter and welcoming summer in their own magical yet simple ways. It truly is a scene comes alive just like in the mangas I read! ahem

So without further ado, enjoy my photos and videos below taken from various places in Japan.

 

SAKURA VIEWING (HANAMI) IN KAWAGUCHIKO LAKE.

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Fuji Mountain viewing from Kawaguchiko.
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Vintage signage and lamps.

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Yamanashi Gem and Herbs Museum by the lake.
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Tulips and Lavender.

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My *old* hotel by the Kawaguchiko lake.
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I could spend hours here, writing *procrastinating*

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You, beautiful you ❤

 

Here’s a short video I took while I was strolling around Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine in Kawaguchiko. No background music as I want to present you with the real experience. Taken only by my phone, so excuse the low quality and wobbly hand.

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SAKURA VIEWING (HANAMI) IN SHINJUKU GYOEN

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Lovers of in Japan/Reign of Love – Coldplay 🙂

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SAKURA VIEWING (HANAMI) IN OSAKA, KYOTO, AND VARIOUS PLACES IN TOKYO

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Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto.
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Dub as the love temple of Japan, Kiyomizudera is one of the most favorite destination for those who are looking for luck in love and relationships. This temple is personally my favorite, but more because it displays a stunning sunset moment above Kyoto city. I still buy the love charm, though 😀

 

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My favorite tree in Osaka Castle.
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Now I kind of understand why most children in Japan are considered calm during their childhood, one of the reason is because they learn to appreciate and respect the beauty of nature since early on during their upbringing.
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Various nomnom street food along Osaka Castle river.
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The popular candy apple. Usually available in spring and summer in Japan 🙂
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Calling all the sweet tooths!
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Strawberry candy.
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Along the river of Osaka Castle, people flocking since early morning to book a tree during sunny days. And a thousand trees seems not enough as most of them sharing a tree too!
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Street performers.
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Spring virus is in the air, affecting the children.
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And adults too, apparently.
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Yamashita Park by the sea in Yokohama.
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Asakusa.
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Plum trees on the streets of Ginza. See you again spring in Japan!
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3 thoughts on “Spring in Japan

    1. Hello, thanks for dropping by!

      If you want to see sakura in Tokyo I suggest you come by the end of March to early April. Same with Kansai areas such as Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. But the schedule will be different in other parts of Japan:)

      I visited your blog too, btw. Nice post, been to Bali a couple times and yes that snorkeling spots are great.

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