We got a few recommendations to check out Shinjuku Gyoen. Starting mid-March, adults pay an entrance fee of 500 JPY. TL:DR: totally worth it.
Like the previous parks, Sakura was blooming but not on all the trees yet.
You can however, step right up to them and touch the flowers.
And some of them were low enough that Madelyn could reach them.
Some of the blooms are white…
‘Hanami’ is the traditional get together for flower viewing.
The park is empty enough for a shot like this.
No one crowding around so no hurry…
Having a tree all to ourselves 😀
Some of the blooms are light pink…
I didn’t even need to pull a branch down to do this.
Lots of space to run around…
Groups of people were taking turns taking photos under this one.
There’s a Japanese-style garden here in Shinjuku Gyeon.
Spring is here!
Got them to ignore the wide field for just a few seconds.
See? Banyak crowd around each tree!
So… we shoot from a low angle.
Getting rid of annoying people!
Angled just right to block a person behind her. Hah!
Got my son to take this photo.
Attampting an Instagram style photo. 😀
Lovely mix of white and pink Sakura.
One way to keep your head warm.
My last view of Shinjuku Gyoen.
All tired out and waiting for Mommy…
Last day. And 1 last visit to Ueno Park. This truck served Sakura ice cream. It tasted like…er… flowers.
Remembering the times when he needed to be fed as a baby.
Hanami out in force.
Food collage 4!
Playing around with slow shutter speed.
Waiting and watching the world go by…
The trees outside the hotel are finally blooming!
I like how even public roads are lined with Sakura trees.
Alas… it was time to go…
Bye Japan! We shall be back!
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Photos taken with the Sony A7III + Sony 35mm F2.8 + Sony 55mm F1.8,
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone X