Ueno Park is a large park (133 acres) in the middle of the city of Tokyo near the Ueno Station.
The park was established in 1873 and attracts millions of visitors (including tourists) every year.
The ‘Hanami’ (flower viewing) is very much celebrated in Ueno Park, as will be seen below.
Hanami is rooted in the Japanese cultural tradition since more than a thousand years. The modern version is having a picnic (with sake) under blossoming cherry trees (sakura).
It is so popular that people will ‘reserve’ spots in parks well in advance for their parties.
|Sakura and pond
|Sakura around pond
|Grass near pond
|Freshly planted plot
|Five stories stupa
|The stupa history
|Weeping willow above sakura
|Japanese cinnamon tree
|Sakura and tea house
|Reborn dead tree
|Ueno Park plan
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