THE FLOWER ARE IN BLOOM
In Japan many blooms come to life in Spring each year.The azaleas and peonies, wisterias,roses bloom even more vibrant, walkers would be enchanted.
In spring, many different types and colors of azaleas and rhododendrons bloom in full glory in the spacious azalea garden that covers more than 6,600 square meters within Nezu Shrine grounds.
1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
5-minute walk from Nezu or Sendagi subway stations on the Chiyoda Line, or Todaimae subway station on the Namboku Line
Ancient Nezu Shrine is said to have been built around 1,900 years ago.
Higashi Hase Temple
Yakuo-in is known as the Peony Temple. Over a thousand blooms come to life within the grounds of the Yakuo-in in April each year.
4-8-2 Shimo-ochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
5-minute walk from Shimo Ochiai Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line
Best season: April
Tokyo in May is a time of pleasant breezes, gorgeous clear blue skies.The trees on the street are budding and turning green.
AROUND YOTSUYA STATION
Kojimachi 6-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Near Yotsuya subway station on the Marunouchi Line
Yurinoki (American tulip tree) planted in the street.
At the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei Park as well, Sakura,Hana peach and Spring flowers can be enjoyed until a Golden Week.
Sakura-machi 3-chome, Koganei-shi through 3-chome Sakurazutsumi, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
10 minutes by bus from Higashi Koganei Station or Koganei Sation on the Chuo Line
For tourists visiting TOKYO, going to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is a popular place.9：30am～5:30pm TUE-SUN ¥400
Just off the main avenues in GINZA, dogwoods and American horse chestnuts line the side streets. And running into a street performer can be fun while window-shopping too.
Ginza 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Ginza 4-chome subway station on the Ginza, Hibiya, and Marunouchi Lines.
This information was written in July 2015.
Paintings copyright ©Rumiko Hotta