East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Various flowers are in full bloom! Tour report of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace on April 16.

East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Many thanks for joining us on our tour of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace in the morning on April 16. We welcomed 20 guests from Italy, Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Morocco, Australia, and Taiwan. It was a tremendous opportunity for us to meet wonderful guests from all over the world and to share interesting conversations. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached so that you can remember the fun we had during the tour.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Somei Yoshino, a cherry variety said to account for 80% of Japan’s cherry blossoms, have already passed their prime, but other types of cherry trees continue to welcome us in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. The yellowish-green cherry trees are called Ukon or Gyoiko. The double-flowered cherry trees, such as Kanzan, have plump pink flowers, which makes me hungry for Sakuramochi (Cherry-flavored mochi wrapped in cherry leaves).


In the Ninomaru Garden, Kurume-tsutsuji azaleas are blooming beautifully. The striking dark pink color brightens our hearts. If you like azaleas, Nezu Shrine is also recommended. Azaleas of various colors are arranged on the slope and are gorgeous.
The irises, another symbolic flower of Ninomaru Garden, are still in buds, but please revisit them if you have a chance. They will begin to bloom beautifully in May.

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(posted by Akiko)