My very first Hanami was near the Kudanshita Station with friends and yes I was a little tipsy from a few highballs and strong zeros… but all was well and it was absolutely beautiful. Yes, at night it’s a little different thus a slightly different experience but well worth the trip. If you scroll down…
…I also went to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Park. Where it was crowded on a Tuesday afternoon at Disneyland. Granted, you have to pay 200 yen to get into the park and yes they check your bags for alcohol. I got pretty lucky at security thus pretty tipsy under cherry blossoms. Shh. A picnic under these beauties is tradition during this semi-one week season, which is why you see just a nanoscopic part of the picnic partakers partaking.
And of course, I went to the Nakameguro river that all tourists and locals know about just to see these babies bloom. The river runs almost 8 kilometers (if you’re metric) or 5 miles (if you’re imperial) and you can see and absorb the beauty nature generously gives to us selfish human beings alongside the entire river. Going to all these different places really makes me appreciate the one thing of many that we often forget and that many others don’t have: time.
Happy Hanami and a hui hou ❤