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Koganei Park sakura
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1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria)
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White weeping cherry blossoms
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Azaleas in full bloom along the lake edge
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Mini wisteria
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Numerous azalea bushes
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Koi-nobori carp streamers over Sagami River. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
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Corners
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Chiba Park
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Chiba Park weeping cherries
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Deck
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Low-rider cherries
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Chiba Park
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Cherry blossom veil
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Cherry blossom tent
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"Shidare" actually means "drooping."
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The wooden wheels creak like they did centuries ago.
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All these reds and pinks drove my eyes crazy.
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Hula and cherry blossoms
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Hula and cherry blossoms
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Nagahama Castle and cherry blossoms.
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Between JR Kunitachi Station (Chuo Line) and Yaho Station (JR Nanbu Line) is this straight road called Daigaku-dori (University Avenue) famous for cherry blossoms.
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Come in the early morning and see Hikone Castle's moat water give a mirror reflection of the cherry blossoms. It's really beautiful on a sunny morning.
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Chidorigafuchi lit up at night.
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I slipped in and joined the crowd.
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View from top of bridge in 1997. The shrine has two "taiko-bashi" arch bridges. This is the view from the top of the first one soon after you pass under the torii.
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Another view from the top of the bridge in the good old days. They don't bloom like this anymore...
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria and taiko-bashi bridge. Taiko-bashi is an arch bridge.
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Shot in 2003.
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First bridge and azaleas
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Kaizu-Osaki is famous for cherry blossoms along the lake shore. One of Japan's 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Spots.
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megumi at Kaizu-Osaki Port, Takashima, Shiga.The cruise I went on docked at the port so we could get off and walk around for 30 min. If you go on a cherry blossom cruise, go on a cruise that will dock at Kaizu-Osaki. Some cruises only cruise and do not dock.
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It's really beauitful to see the cherry blossoms from the boat.
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Really enjoyed the cherry blossom cruise to Kaizu-Osaki. No hassle with car traffic. Totally worth it.
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Boats also leave from Nagahama and Hikone for Kaizu-Osaki.
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Miidera's Three-story pagoda (Sanju-no-to)
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture. Over 1,000 years old.
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Miharu Takizakura weeping cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Toragozen-yama cherry blossoms
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Cherry blossoms near Toragozen-yama in Nagahama.
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Koinobori and azaleas in Tatebayashi, Gunma.
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View from Fureai Bridge in Tatebayashi.
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Tanuki and azalea, a good match? I prefer women and flowers. Tsutsujigaoka
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Tsutsujigaoka Park, Tatebayashi
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A few azalea bushes had passed their peak.
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Yoro, Gifu
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Yoro, Gifu
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Cherry blossom pinickers from Hawaii at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. They are playing the ukulele and dancing hula.
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Cherry blossoms along Mogami River in Yonezawa, Yamagata.
     
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