JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Hamura 羽村市
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Hamura Tulip Festival, Tokyo629 views
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Quite overwhelming with about 360,000 tulip bulbs.392 views
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Hamura Tulip Festival, Tokyo376 views
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Tokyo and the Kanto region's largest tulip field attains full bloom every mid-April. The Tulip Matsuri Festival is held for about 10 days, covering two weekends. 373 viewsIt comes on the heels of Hamura's Sakura Matsuri held in early April along the Tamagawa River. On the weekend, free shuttle buses from Hamura Station take you to the tulip field. Closest station is Hamura Station (East Entrance) on the JR Ome Line. 羽村駅
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Tulips everywhere. The Tulip Festival started in 1988 when a group started a flower and greenery campaign in the city.355 views
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Tulip Festival ahead. Free admission. The Tulip Matsuri Festival comes on the heels of Hamura's Sakura Matsuri held in early April along the Tamagawa River.305 views
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Hamura Tulip Festival, Tokyo297 views
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Purple Prince293 views
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Don Quixote tulip, obviously for lovers. Almost like a rose.257 views
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Daytona with frayed edges245 views
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Hamura Station (West Entrance) on the JR Ome Line.240 views
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PR poster235 views
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On the weekends, free shuttle bus to the tulip festival from Hamura Station West Exit. It's short bus ride.234 views
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The tulip fields cover about 23,000 sq. meters. These are originally rice paddies. The tulips are grown when the rice paddies are not used during Nov.-May.224 views
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Food and souvenir stalls. The local tourist association also had a stall where I got maps of Hamura and directions to the nearby Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct.173 views
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct169 views1 comments
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Tamagawa River has a good number of cherry trees in Hamura.167 views
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Red tulips157 views
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White tulips starting to bloom.147 views
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Map of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct145 views
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Mickey Mouse tulips. Wonder why it's called Mickey Mouse. No big ears...137 views
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Mickey Mouse tulips.133 views
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Yellow tulips130 views
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Don Quixote130 views
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View from lookout deck.128 views
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A bee's eye view.125 views
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Red and gold125 views
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One plot had more exotic tulips such as this one called Mickey Mouse.122 views
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct goes on for over 40 km to Yotsuya in Tokyo.122 views
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Don Quixote116 views
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Tulips in various stages.115 views
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Lily Rosa112 views
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct lined with cherry trees. I missed the full bloom period.111 views
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Lookout deck110 views
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View from lookout deck.109 views
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Daytona108 views
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Start of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct. The Aqueduct was built in 1653, 50 years after Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved to Edo. 玉川上水108 views
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Entry point of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct straight ahead. This water has been diverted from the Tamagawa River (on the right).108 views
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Big, bulbous white ones.106 views
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Cherry trees106 views
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Greenish tulip.103 views
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View from lookout deck.102 views
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Purple Prince101 views
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Materials and technique used for the Tamagawa Josui floodgate in the Edo Period.99 views
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Clean water flows through the field.98 views
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Plot with exotic tulips.97 views
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct required constant repair and maintenance during the Edo Period. It created new jobs for Hamura residents (mostly farmers).97 views
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct entrance.90 views
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Weeping cherry next to the water park.89 views
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Tamagawa River is dammed here by Hamura Intake Weir. Some of the diverted water is released back into Tamagawa River on the right.89 views
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Floodgate. The position and length is almost the same as the original one built in the 17th century. Only the materials have been replaced with concrete. Water from the Tamagawa River going to Tamagawa Josui canal/Aqueduct.89 views
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Weeping cherries88 views
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothers who were consigned to build the Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct.88 views
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Tamagawa Josui floodgate. Hamura is noted as the starting point of the Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct built by the Tamagawa farmer brothers in 1653 to supply water to the growing and thirsty city of Edo.87 views
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothers84 views
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Tamagawa River82 views
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Walking path parallel to Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct. These are all cherry trees.82 views
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Weeping cherry79 views
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Park adjacent to Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct76 views
   
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