Seasons in Japan: Plum viewing turns to city viewing

As previously stated, seasons are big in Japan. One way to celebrate them is to go out with your loved and liked ones to view blossoms in spring. Cherry blossom viewing is very famous, but there are also other blossoms you might view as well. In this exact case, we went to a park that was supposed to have great plum blossoms to view.

Onto the story: we choose to go to Shibakoen (Shiba park), because I had read that they were a good place for viewing plum blossoms and it was close to Tokyo tower, which we hadn’t checked out yet. We got to the park and looked for blossoms. We found none. It seemed to be the dead of winter still. The closest we could find on most trees were buds, that in the coming weeks might become blossoms. We obviously didn’t have time to wait around for that.

We searched around and after 30 or so minutes, we found TWO trees with blossoms. We then proceeded to take tons of pictures of that one tree.

Establishing shot!

Establishing shot!

Medium shot.

Medium shot.

Close up.

Close up.

Extreme close up.

Extreme close up.

After we finished the photo shoot with the two trees that had blossomed, we decided to make the most of it and went to the observation deck of Tokyo tower!

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

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Sorry, there was a sign that blacked out parts of this picture and I didn’t notice ’til now.

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Downward

Downward

Parents would have their young kids stand there to freak them out. It was pretty cute.

Parents would have their young kids stand there to freak them out. It was pretty cute.

We finished it all off with some curry and an ice cream waffle at a place in the tower.

I usually opt for something with veg.

I usually opt for something with veg.

Sam went for the pork curry. The empty space is from if you wanted to up your rice content, which we didn't. Also, they had littler screens showing movies in front of you. We were there during Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Weird.

Sam went for the pork curry. The empty space is from if you wanted to up your rice content, which we didn’t. Also, they had littler screens showing movies in front of you. We were there during Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Weird.

A tripple berry waffle sundae! Yum!

A tripple berry waffle sundae! Yum!

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