Today’s adventure was a trip to Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens to see the plum blossoms. Blossom viewing is very popular here and plum blossoms bloom a little earlier than the popular cherry blossoms. I can hardly wait for those! We loved this beautiful red bridge.
Here are the plum blossoms. It seems as though every park in Tokyo is very carefully planned to have something in bloom in every season of the year. We want to come back to this park in the summertime, it would be completely different.
This is full moon bridge. You can see that the bridge and it’s reflection make a circle, which gives the appearance of a full moon. This bridge has survived in its original form for hundreds of years, even through war and earthquakes.
This alley of shops is right outside of Nakano Station, which was our train connection for this trip. Since we had passed it many times, we decided to take a look today. Lots of restaurants and small shops. (Though the girl’s chose to eat at McDonald’s!)