It felt like this spring was the best sakura (cherry blossom) season in Tokyo since I had moved here 7 years ago. The blossoms started early, but the weather during the full bloom was warm and less windy/rainy than I had experienced in the past.
I fully enjoyed the flowers by taking many walks and going hanami picnics.
Early blossoms outside of the Imperial Palace, where I biked along with my new battery-assisted e-bike.
First fully bloomed tree I saw this year, near Iidabashi Station.
Another one right above the railroad of Sōbu-Chūō Line at Iidabashi Station.
Walked around Akagi Jinja/Shrine.
The darker pink kind I spotted while my daughter Lisa played in a park.
This was the best day of the season for me. Sakura at their most beautiful time.
I took kids to a quick night picnic. Lisa liked it so much she kept saying she wanted to go again. Hopefully, we can do that next year!
Back at the Imperial Palace area — picnic at Kitanomaru Park with some local families.
Last hanami for the year at Koishikawa Botanical Garden. It was a windy day, and the fallen petals looked like snowflakes.
Sakura season is so short and unpredictable, but that makes it even more precious. 🌸