Friday, April 14, 2006

on the 1st weekend of april, we were lucky to catch a glimpse of sakura in full bloom. at first we thought the colour looked so pale that it was withering, but later, we found out that sakura in tokyo is of this paleness (different breed of the flower)
at 浅草雷門

the wind was blowing quite hard, thus the petal falling effect
at 隅田川 (sumida river)

at 上野公園 (damn crowded - people drinking sake and partying)

on the way back from sumida river to ueno park (yes, my dear travel partner insisted to walk 30 mins to save $2!), there was a 花祭り on a small scale. what amused me the most are the men wearing short shorts.. hee..



4 comments:

cat_aunty said...

Woah petals falling down....so 浪漫。

CatDonna & Cats said...

HI!!! YOU'RE BACK!!!

*oops*

Sorry, I've been pretty busy this week so didn't read any blogs and didn't know you'd returned.

Your posts and pics of Japan are fabulous... agh I wanna go back.

:) Good to know you had lotsa fun!

KXBC said...

I like walking during tours. I get to see a lot much more.

There was a time I walk 1 hour from Notre Dame in Paris along the River Seine back to my hotel in the evening. Oh, sibei lomantic you know. The slight drizzle, the cold wind, the setting sun and the photo opportunities. I took I think my best picture on that walk.

imp said...

the sights, sounds, colors. absolutely beautiful.