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JR Kunitachi Station is neat during cherry blossom season. Even before you go out, you are captured by the view of cherry blossoms.
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JR Kunitachi Station
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Outside JR Kunitachi Station, south exit.
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From the train station, the cherry trees lead you to Daigaku-dori road.
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One of the prettiest train station rotaries in Tokyo.
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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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There are about 190 cherry trees along this road.
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The cars and buses are irritating, but not dangerous since there is a sidewalk for us.
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Bus for Kunitachi Station.
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But I was walking on the bicycle path, and the pedestrian sidewalk was more outward.
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Finally a shot with almost no cars.
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Looking toward Kunitachi Station.
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Hanami flower-viewing picnics under these trees are prohibited.
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Along the way, you will pass by the famous Hitotsubashi University. This road was thus named "University Avenue."
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About halfway, there's this pedestrian overpass, pretty crowded with people.
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Going up the pedestrian overpass.
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The pedestrian overpass gives you an up-close look at the flowers.
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View of Daigaku-dori (looking toward Kunitachi Station) from the pedestrian overpass.
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Looking toward Kunitachi Station.
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Opposite side, looking toward Yabo Station.
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Hanami picnickers breaking the rules.
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Cherry tree near Kunitachi High School.
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Bus stop near Kunitachi High School. The kanji characters for "Kunitachi" can also be read as "Kokuritsu" which means "national" (as in national museum). It can cause confusion for people who don't know. They might think
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Daigaku-dori intersects with another cherry tree-lined road called Sakura-dori. Turn right into this road and you will reach a large park.
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At this large park called Yaho Daisan Koen (谷保第三公園) on Sakura-dori, they hold the Kunitachi Sakura Festival during the weekend in early April.
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The Kunitachi Sakura Festival features food booths and knick-knacks.
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Entertainment stage too.
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Unique local product, sweet potato baked in ceramic flasks. Called tsubo-yaki imo.
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Inside the ceramic flask they bake sweet potatos.
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Fire truck gave rides on its ladder.
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Yaho Station. 谷保駅
   
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