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Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening

Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening "Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening" is in continuation from previous issues on Cherry Blossoms in Japan. You can view via following links Celebrating-spring-cherry-blossoms-in-japan Ueo Park Tokyo - Hanami and the Lily pond Tokyo-water-sports-rowing-under-cherry-blossoms Yoru よる  - evening                         Sakura in evening =…

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Tokyo Water sports – rowing under cherry blossoms

This 10th April was the annual spring open day at Edogawa Rowing Club.  Winter is gone. Colorful boats were floating gently in the spring breeze under the mellow sun. Viewers gathered around the river side in tents under the cherry blossom trees. Edogawa - center for Tokyo Water Sports Edogawa was a low lying area, riverine marshy land. In terms of industry there…

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Spring Cherry Blossom festival at 1000 Sakura park Tokyo

Spring Cherry blossom festival at 1000 Sakura park Tokyo In Japanese tradition Cherry blossoms represent rejuvenation. After the bitter cold winter comes spring holding the hands of Cherry blossom. When it arrives it covers the neighborhood with gorgeous bloom. Somewhat akin to the old saying that tough times don't last forever. And when the good times finally come it…

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Spring Cherry Blossom Fest at Zojoji Temple Tokyo

The Spring Cherry Blossom Fest at Zojoji Temple Tokyo Origin of Zojoji Tokugaya shogun was the one most powerful samurai leader in whole of Japan. He was the real ruler, the chief of army. The reining monarch in Kyoto was monarch by title only. Shogun ruled from Edo, a region far away from the then capital…

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Ueno Park Tokyo – Hanami and the Lily Pond

Follows from - http://www.couchflyer.com/celebrating-spring-cherry-blossoms-in-japan/ Ueno Park Tokyo - hanami and the lily pond More than a hundred and fifty years ago, a fierce battle was fought on the hill of Ueno. The battle ended the reign of Samurai shoguns and restored the power of Meiji emperor. A new chapter started in Japan's history. It was the beginning of…

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Japanese food and drinks

Japan's food and drinks are as much an experience as is Akihabara's  Otaku or Kyoto's zen. Washoku Washoku in Japanese means true Japanese food. Talk about washoku, and you will have your Japanese friend turn nostalgic. Traditionally the main Japanese food is rice or noodles with toppings. Japanese rice is usually small grained and sticky, easy to grapple…

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Tokyo City Transport

People in Venice traveled in gondolas. Nordic people on reindeer sledges. On horse backs in the vast steppes of Asia and the Americas. In those days life moved at a slower pace, in tune with individual needs. Discovery of automotive brought in a big change. Horse drawn carriages gave in to motor cars, boats were replaced by - motor boats.…

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Tokyo Hotels and short term accommodations

Tokyo is a costly city. But it has enough options. For tourists coming in peak seasons of Spring and Autumn early booking is recommended. Sometimes there are packages available for train plus hotel at attractive rate. Tourists mostly flock to some well known foreigner friendly areas like Roppongi, Shibuya, Akasaka, Ikebukro, Azabu juban, Shinjuku, Asakusa,…

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