JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Toshi Nogyo Koen Park Cherry Blossoms 都市農業公園の五色桜
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Map of Toshi Nogyo Park along Arakawa River in Adachi Ward, Tokyo.155 views
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Tokyo Sky Tree in sight from Adachi Ward along the Arakawa River amid tulips.101 views
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The former Waida home, donated to the park by the Waida family in the early 1980s. Adachi Ward, Tokyo90 views
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Sculpture of kids catching butterflies along Arakawa River in Adachi, Tokyo.89 views
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Riverside park along the Arakawa River featuring numerous varieties of cherry blossoms including those from Washington, DC. An old thatched-roof house, exhibition spaces, and a rest house make it a very pleasant spot to visit in spring.57 views
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I caught a bus from Nishi-Arai Station for Toshi Nogyo Koen Park. Took about 20-30 min.55 views
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The road leading to Toshi Nogyo Koen Park is lined with many cherry blossom trees.53 views
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The park also has an old thatched-roof house.47 views
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Book about the cherry blossoms along the Arakawa River. Might be out of print.47 views
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All the cherry trees have a tag or sign indicating the species. In this album, the photo of the tree tag/sign follow the tree or flowers that it indicates.46 views
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About the old longhouse gate. Wish I had time to translate all this, but sorry I'm too busy.44 views
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This area of Adachi Ward was originally Kohoku Village which was famous for colorful varieties of cherry blossoms. Literally called "goshiki" or five colors.42 views
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About the former Waida home. 和井田41 views
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Rapeseed blossoms or nanohana.40 views
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There is a large variety of cherry blossoms. Note that they bloom in April, later than the popular Somei Yoshino variety.39 views
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Inside the former Waida home.39 views
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Adachi Ward's cherry tree history. 39 views
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These cherry trees are from America. The park has 29 species of cherry blossoms. Most of them, like these Kanzan trees, bloom later than the Somei Yoshino trees.38 views
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Sculpture of kids catching butterflies.38 views
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More cherry blossoms.38 views
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Next to the Waida home is this old gate.37 views
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Also see my photos of the Goshiki Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival held at this park in April.37 views
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These trees were planted here 30 years ago from American saplings taken from cherry trees which originally came from Adachi Ward in 1912. They are called "homecoming trees" (里帰りの桜).36 views
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Monument for one of the 100 Scenes of Mt. Fuji.35 views
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The park has a small museum showing the history of goshiki sakura in Adachi-ku.35 views
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Inside the small museum showing the history of goshiki sakura in Adachi-ku.34 views
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