View the Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Spring is the Best Time of the Year in Japan
A somewhat drab introduction in the metro underground of Kudanshita will quell your palate for something exciting outside. You have probably heard about the beauty of Cherry Blossom season in Japan, but NOTHING will prepare you for the jubilance and grace of huge Cherry trees stretching branch tips to float over the Imperial moat...laden, literally laden with the hope and joy of Spring.
It is as if the Winter scene in Narnia where Lucy sees a dim light post in the distance has come to life smack center in Tokyo's bubbling metropolis. The difference is, well the difference is huge. The only sense that mimics my feelings reading "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" is that of heaviness and vision blocked by huge amounts of Nature's finest linen. Snow in the case of the book, blossoms in the case of Chidorigafuchi.
Here is my video of the beautiful place!
I am including a photo of a Sakura branch I found recently because they have not started to bloom yet...you still have time :) I lost all my beautiful photos of Chidorigafuchi in my last and broken computer. But the memories...ah the memories. If you are on your way to Yasukuni Shrine, visiting the Embassy of India or maybe thinking about a day tour during the Cherry Blossom Season, your mind and heart will have a difficult time comprehending what you see before you. Raining, snowing, flowing, floating, the tiny light pink blossoms will caress your every sense and show you there is hope in Spring. Here is the link to a great tour by Japanican for your reference. Enjoy!
Former Deep Japan Writer