Sakura-dori Avenue in Ueno Park provides a glorious scene of a long flower tunnel made of cherry blossoms. Here, people from all over the world join in Japan's famous sakura (cherry blossoms) viewing. It is truly an international event. On the day I was there, I saw many foreign people who were sitting and looking at the cherry trees peacefully. They would often stop walking to take pictures. Some of them were holding ohanami parties with their friends.
There are various kinds of cherry trees in Ueno Park. The most popular one is in full bloom in early April, but lots of other cherry trees show their flowers either earlier or later than the regular cherry blossoms. We can enjoy those flowers from mid March to mid April.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。