Tokyo Now #27: Speaking of spring fun…
- Tokyo Now
The weather is getting more & more spring-like. I can feel spring in the air as I’m allergic to cedar pollen. It is not quite poetic to see beautiful scenery with a running nose (sigh).
According to the 8th forecast released by JMC ( Japan Meteorological Corporation), cherry blossoms will start to flower on March 22 and reach full bloom around March 30. JMC’s cherry blossoms forecast is for famous & popular Somei Yoshino.
Early this week I enjoyed my 1st Hanami and Obento (lunch box) this spring but not seeing Sakura but admiring Ume (Japanese Plum) in Inogashira Park which is known with Ghibli Museum.
Inogashira Park is located about a 5-minute walk from Kichijoji station, just a 20min. by JR Chuo line and has a lot of things to offer such as a temple, a pond, a zoo, an aquarium, museums, and a wide greenery area.
The Ghibli Museum showcases the work of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio,
The cherry blossoms of Inogashira Park are famous, and many people come here every spring to view them.