Sunday, 29 March 2015

Hanami 1 Kanda Myojin

By a stroke of immense good fortune (as opposed to good planning) we stumbled  upon the garden at Kanda Myojin today. I haven't been there in sakura season & it's a hidden gem. 
Downstairs ... a very ordinary carpark and vending machine / smoking area.
Upstairs you can hardly imagine you're
10 mins walk from the bustle of Akihabara.

Unlike a lot of hanami places, it's not mono species.
The various japonica, peaches etc make it
a colourful delight.

A particularly striking peach.

Pathways through the garden

Not Kanda myojin, but perhaps Suwa Temple
- I didn't' note the name but it's between Nishi Nippori
and Nippori along the train tracks.

Kanda Myojin is one of Tokyo's most famous. There are some very good websites dedicated to it. This is arguably the best:

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