April 07, 2003

Sakura viewing

On Sunday, I went to Todoroki Valley to see the sakura. Beautiful oasis. I must go back during summer when it's too hot to think straight. The park has a small river and large trees. Quite a treasure.

Yes, the sakura was gorgeous. I particularly liked the park because people aren't allowed to have the typical parties, getting noisy and drunk under the sakura. Here, everyone could quietly walk around and enjoy nature. At the temple, they had various festivities. The last picture is of a tiny Buddha placed in a bed of flowers. You are supposed to pour water over it. Of course I was too busy trying to get a good pic. with my phone...

Posted by Mie at April 7, 2003 10:04 AM | TrackBack

Hi Mie
Wow Todoroki Valley sounds like a fantastic park to take a nice stroll nice. You are truly lucky!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)
I was just wondering what the SARS situation is like in Tokyo right now? In Toronto, it's not a good situation. At least one hospital has been shut down. The hospital that my mom works in is heavily understaffed b/c they elminated all the agency staff to reduce the amt. of spreading. Everyone has to wear like 3 layers of gowns, little booties, and a thick mask. AND they're blasting the entire hospital with cold air. sounds scary huh? kinda reminds me of that movie ...Outbreak (i think that's what it's called with Dustin Hoffman & Rene Russo)...


Posted by: Shalene at April 7, 2003 12:16 PM

Hi Shalene,

Other than the news, I don't notice much difference. People wear masks anyway for colds and allergies, but I haven't noticed more than usual. Certainly no 'fashion' masks as I've read about in HK! I hope things calm down for your mom.

Posted by: Mie at April 8, 2003 06:28 PM

hi..just happen to stop by this website as i am lookign for good places of viewing sakura next week around tokyo. any suggestions?

Posted by: Foreigner at April 12, 2003 07:48 PM
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