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Odakyu Umegaoka Station 小田急梅ヶ丘駅
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Welcome to IbarakiTrain platform of Kairakuen Station.
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Yoshino Baigo was a valley and hillside covered with ume plum trees. It boasted a wide variety of different plum blossoms. During full bloom as you can see here, the scenery was spectacular. One of the largest plum groves in Japan.Platform of Hinata-Wada Station with welcome banner 日向和田駅. Banner says, "Yokoso, Ume no Sato Yoshino Baigo." Yokoso means "welcome," and Ume no Sato means "plum town."
To get to Hinata-Wada, you have to change trains at Ome Station on the JR Chuo Line.
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Cherry tree forest near the Nishi-guchi (west) gate.
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Monorail to Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅
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Chiba Castle as seen from Kencho-mae monorail station.
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Entrance to Inohana Park
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Entrance to Hanegi Park's plum grove
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Train platform of Kairakuen Station
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Closest train station is Hinata-Wada Station. To get to Hinata-Wada, you have to change trains at Ome Station on the JR Chuo Line. 日向和田駅Sadly, spring 2014 was the last time we could see these trees. The plum trees were infected by the plum pox virus and the city cut down all the trees in 2014 to wipe it out. These photos were taken in 2006 when the plums were still fully glorious.
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Koganei Park sakura
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View of Chiba Park from monorail. 綿打池
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Path to Chiba Castle (visible on left)
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The plum trees are on a small hill.
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Train platform of Kairakuen Station
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Yoshino Baigo poster. Yoshino Baigo is a small town in Ome city near Hinata-Wada Station.
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Huge trees shower you with cherry blossoms.
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Chiba Park approach
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Chiba Castle and paper lanterns
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Plum Blossom Queen at Kairakuen StationShe was passing out maps of the garden. It was a nice touch to see two of these kimono beauties greeting us.
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Road to Yoshino Baigo. Almost the entire town is lined with plum trees.
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Chiba Castle Sakura Matsuri lantern
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Plum Blossom Queen
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Tamagawa River as seen from the bridge.
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White weeping cherry blossoms
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Chiba Castle tower
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Entrance to garden via Tokiwa Shrine. One of Japan's three most famous gardens, Kairakuen is especially noted for thousands of plum blossom trees which bloom in Feb. and March.One of Japan's three most famous gardens, Kairakuen is especially noted for thousands of plum blossom trees which bloom in Feb. and March.
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Plum trees line the streets
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Low branches are common
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White weeping cherry blossoms
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Chiba Castle
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Tokiwa Shrine, MitoDedicated to Lord Mitsukuni Tokugawa, the second lord of Mito, and Nariaki Tokugawa, the ninth lord of Mito and the one who built Kairakuen Garden.
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Yoshino Baigo's main attraction is the Ume no Koen plum park. This is an entrance leading to the park.
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Pink weeping cherry blossoms
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Bonsai plum treesI bought one of these once and the flowers smelled good before they withred away. The tree also died soon afterward.
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Ume no Koen park straight ahead, you can see the hill covered with white.
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Crowd at Higashi-mon East GateThis was the defacto main gate and most crowded since it is closest to the train station.
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Entrance to a temple with a view
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
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Way to Mogusaen Garden
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Picnic area
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Map of Kairakuen, a garden built in 1841 by Tokugawa Nariaki (1800-1860), the ninth Lord of Mito. It is one of Japan's three most famous gardens.
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Great view from temple (no admission charge). Sadly, this is no more...
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Decorating the path to Mogusaen Garden
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Stone monument for "Haru no Tsuki" haiku poem by Nakamura Teijo. 「春の月」中村汀女
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Pinickers
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View from temple. The plum pox virus was discovered in 2009. Since then, they have cut down the infected and surrounding trees.
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Senzoku-Ike Pond and cherry blossoms.
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Long uphill slope will keep you panting until the garden entrance.
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Stone monument for "Haru no Tsuki" haiku poem by Nakamura Teijo. 「春の月」中村汀女
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Plum blossom-viewing picnickers
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Entrance to Mogusaen Garden
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Red and white plum blossoms
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About 120 varieties of plum blossoms are planted, attracting 60,000 to 100,000 visitors during the flowering season.
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
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Noh stage and the cherry tree used as the barometer for Tokyo's cherry blossom blooming condition.
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Steps to garden
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Near the entrance to Ume no Koen plum blossom park that opened in March 1972.
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White and pink weeping cherry blossoms
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Corners
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Weeping plum blossoms
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White plum blossoms, the most common variety, and with the sweetest aroma.
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Ume no Koen (Plum Park) is a public park open from 9 am to 5 pm.
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About 30 weeping cherry trees ring the pond's perimeter.
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Front view
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200 yen admission charged during March only. But I went on April 1 so it was free (and full bloom).
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Path to other areas of the huge park.
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Chiba Park
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Shoren'an which is now a restaurant. 松連庵
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Osaka-zuki red plum blossoms 大盃Osaka-zuki

大盃
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White weeping plum blossoms
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Tall one
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Plum tree and Shoren'an
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Plum tree grove, about a week too early.
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Red weeping plum blossoms at park entrance
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One of the few plum trees in bloom in early Feb.
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Flower pair
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Fantastically-shaped plum tree
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Red weeping plum blossoms
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Another cherry tree forest near the center of the park.
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige and Chiba Castle tower 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Entrance to the Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri festival site on Komatsu-bashi-dori near Asakusa, behind Sensoji temple. 小松橋通り
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The cherry blossoms lining Sotobori Moat also look stunning from the road, Sotobori-dori in front of Kagurazaka.
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Cherry blossoms along the Shakujii River, near Shin-Itabashi Station on the Mita subway line.
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Slope to Arakawa Shizen Koen Park from the Arakawa 2-chome streetcar station on the Tokyo Toden Arakawa Line.
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"Senzoku" means "wash feet." One legend says that Nichiren washed his feet in the pond.
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Plum blossoms
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Near park entrance
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Cherry blossom pathUeno Park is one of Tokyo's major spots for cherry blossoms. Not very picturesque, but there are a lot of trees and people. The cherries at adjacent Shinobazu Pond are more picturesque.
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Konan Shomu plum blossom 江南所無Prunus mume Kounanshomu
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Red weeping plum blossoms
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Reaching low
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige built in Dec. 2001 to commemorate Chiba city's 80th anniversary. 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Festival banner. The Ichiyo Sakura Festival is held in April along the main Komatsu-bashi-dori street lined with Ichiyo cherry blossoms. These photos were taken on April 14, 2007. 小松橋通り
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Weeping cherry
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People in a long line waiting to enter Canal Cafe to either dine or rent a rowboat.
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There are cherries on both sides of the river and a walking path on both sides.
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Cherry trees along the park's perimeter.
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The area with the cherry trees is called Sakurayama.
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Trees in full bloom
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Plum Blossom Queens in Kairakuen, Mito
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Pink and white weeping plum blossoms
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Visitor's center entrance to the outdoor architectural museum.
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Vinyl tarps reserve picnic areas for flower-viewing parties at night.
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Most of the weeping cherries are planted along the pond's edge.
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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The festival lasts all day long, from morning until late afternoon. Incudes a flea market. 小松橋通り
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Weeping cherry next to the water park.
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Canal Cafe is right below the cherries. But notice empty tables despite the long line.
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Entrance to one walking path with a poem monument.
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Cherry trees along the streetcar tracks.
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Plum Blossom Queens in Kairakuen, Mito
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White weeping plum blossoms
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Cherry blossom promenade
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Chiba Park weeping cherries
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Stone wall at entrance
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Stage entertainment held on one end of the street. 街角ステージ
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Weeping cherries
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Empty rowboats too.
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Cherry blossoms near JR Sugamo Station
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Bentenjima, a small peninsula connected by a bridge.
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Centerpiece plum tree but too early for flowers. 寿昌梅
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Pink weeping plum blossoms
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Hanami
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Boats for rent
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Steps to front entrance
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Cherry trees along the Sotobori Moat. Formerly a moat of Edo Castle, this canal stretching from Iidabashi Station to Ichigaya Station along the Chuo Line.
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Ichiyo sakura cherry blossom trees line the street where the Oiran Dochu procession will proceed. 一葉桜
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Swan boats on Shakujii Pond. 石神井公園
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The pond is also depicted in woodblock prints such as by Hiroshige.
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Shoren'an and picnic tables
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Plum trees and Lake Senba
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With about 1,300 plum trees, this park is probably Tokyo's largest plum tree grove.
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Flower-viewing parties can in the daytime or nighttime
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Deck
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Close-up of Ichiyo sakura cherry blossoms. "Ichiyo" means "one leaf." You can see that the flower actually has a small green leaf inside. 一葉桜
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Cherry tree shadow
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View of the city
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Plum trees and Lake Senba
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Work of art by nature
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Great day for flower-viewing
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Castle tower
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Dancers under the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo
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At the starting point of the procession, the oiran gets ready to wear her high and heavy wooden clogs.
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Hitsujiyama Park with weeping cherry blossoms and Mt. Bukosan. 羊山公園
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River wall
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Plum trees and Lake Senba
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Path in plum park
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Low-rider cherries
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Roof tiles with the Chiba clan's crest
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Rock musicians
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The star and main focus of the festival and procession, the oiran or tayu courtesan.
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Hitsujiyama Park with weeping cherry blossoms
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Shakujii Pond 石神井池
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Rowboats and low-hanging cherries.
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Shakujii River sprinkled with fallen petals.
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Typical Somei-Yoshino cluster of cherry blossoms
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The castle tower is built on an anti-earthquake foundation.
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Head of the Edo-Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu procession which started at 1:30 pm. 江戸吉原おいらん道中
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Hitsujiyama Park and Mt. Bukosan.
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The end of the moat is also a good viewpoint.
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Pleasant walking path.
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Torano-o plum blossom (Tiger's Tail) 虎の尾
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Path on hillside of plum trees
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Cherry blossom curtain
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Children's playground
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Exhibits inside the castle, a folk and history museum for the Chiba clan and Chiba city.
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Reserved flower-viewing spacePeople come early in the morning and stake out a prime picnicking space for their company or group to gather later in the day or in the evening.
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Top floor of castle
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The procession is headed by tekomai geisha who sing.
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The end of the moat is also a good viewpoint.
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Pine trees and plum trees
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