Tag Archives: Ueno

Rurikian Hanami

It’s not Ueno or Yoyogi, or even the concrete and tile canalside walk betwen my former flat in Tokyo and the monorail station or along the river, but as the first cherry blossoms appeared at Rurikia the urge to spread … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Ueno children’s book fair

A nice day in Ueno park, tents full of children’s books to browse through, what’s not to like for someone who knows far too many teachers and children’s librarians to not have an appreciation for that art form?

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Tokyo Views – Sakura bloom to bust at Ueno

Although there is still the occasional tree standing as an individualistic holdout, the cherry blossom season in Tokyo has fully passed and the green season has begun. The main avenue in Ueno park provides a good vantage point for the … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Ueno park Panda pancake filled with redbean paste.

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Tokyo Views – Panda sign

A sign near Ueno Park…. you would never guess there is a Panda in the zoo.

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Tokyo Views – Farewell to the cherry blossoms

A weather system came in today with wind and rain. The cherry blossoms were already starting to fall, and with the weather coming in it seemed that the time was right to go out for a final peak viewing. I … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – The sakura (cherry blossom) peak around Tokyo

Last Tuesday a storm with winds gusting to near hurricane speeds tore through Tokyo, and I figured that that would be it for the cherry blossoms. Fortunately I was in error, and over the course of the week the trees … Continue reading

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