07 May 2014

My first cherry blossoms!


This post is well over due!  I finally got to see the cherry blossoms for myself in Japan!  One of my life goals that I can finally cross off my list.  It was more beautiful than I ever imagined... such a spectacle to see, and the fact that it only lasts about 1 week makes it even that much more special! 

Since this is my very first experience and I waited many years to see this, I made sure I had proper time to enjoy this beautiful event, so I took 1 whole week off of work just to marvel at these flowers!  I did Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in 7 different parks: Hibiya, Inokashira, Genjiyama (in Kamakura), Nakameguro, Yoyogi, Ueno, and Asukayama park (which was my favourite place out of all the rest!)

I also had the pleasure of enjoying Hanami with some wonderful blog friends! Like Hiki from Jollygoo, Ebony from Hello Sandwich, and the David & Koichi from Japanesesong Trip. It was so fun to meet and hang out with these people.  My first cherry blossom experience wouldn't have been the same without them!  I also went with many of my coworkers here, so it was definitely something that I will remember forever!



12 comments:

wehaveourways said...

Excellent post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your spectacular hanami experience in Japan. I look to your Kyoto post, I will be waiting...

Hello Sandwich said...

Gorgeous post lovely one! And divine pictures! I think my jaw dropped when I saw that one with the tree, building and the blue sky! WAOU!
See you again soon!
xoxo

lara said...

I like a lot this post. Nowdays I´m thinking about the same things, so I want to share wiyh you this:
Impossible sakura:
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heuynh said...

The pictures are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them :')

David B said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous! Miss you, Mr!

Nina said...

the photos you took are gorgeous!

Hanna said...

love these! sakura season in Japan is just exquisite!

Celine said...

I wish we had cherry blossoms like this in Toronto! But maybe it is great that it is unique to Japan! Everyone looks so happy! Great photos!

laura tj said...

my long overdue comment shows how much time i spent on blogs these days.. but i really really love and went all jealous of all your photos from japan aron! sigh. i plan to visit some time next year tho.

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reem said...

omg you're photos are so lovely. I really like your blog! do you have any tips for aspiring photographers? thanks! (:

chris said...

Love the pink tones in these photo!