Tokyo & First Cherry Blossoms
On arriving into Tokyo, I was wondering how long it would be before I spotted the first cherry blossoms. The transfer bus took about an hour from the airport to our hotel, but it seemed less than that, as I was keenly looking out the window like in a game of I spy.
Not long after departing, I did start seeing the odd tree here and there and before too long more and more appeared. After checking into the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon in the Asakusa area, which is one of Tokyo’s oldest neighbourhoods, I was off to discover the area. Very close by was the famous Sensoji Temple, with its bustling shopping strip leading up to this iconic landmark. I then headed toward the Sumida River where its banks were lined with cherry blossoms in full bloom, with many locals taking photos in awe of their beauty. It was so picturesque.
This was the start of many viewings during my stay in Tokyo, and can totally see how the locals are captivated by this spectacular start to the spring season.
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