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)
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..