Catching late bloomers at Shinjuku Gyoen


Since the sakura began to blossom, I’ve only managed to get good pictures of the cherry blossom for a couple of times. Considering I’m living in Tokyo now, I thought I’d be able to completely immerse in Tokyo’s springtime like never before, but obviously, that’s not the case 😆 The weather’s hardly kind — it’s been mostly cloudy, rainy and windy (making the petals fall even sooner). The number of times the weather was good and sky is clear, I kept on thinking, “I will go out and experience it again” but before I knew it, they’re gone!

What’s a girl to do? I read that if you miss the sakura, you can go to Shinjuku Gyoen to see the late blooming cherry trees planted across the garden. So I went to the garden over the weekends and spent some hours at the Shinjuku Gyoen’s Japanese Traditional Garden. It’s a trip worthwhile.






If you plan to catch the late bloomers, head to the Shinjuku Gyoen 🙂

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    April 17, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Just heard about the earthquake in Japan. Hope you are doing ok 🙂

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    April 18, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Went to Shinjuku Gyoen last week and the flowers are so pretty! Are you using a DSLR for the images? i can hardly take good photos while at the park. You look so pretty in that selfie!

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      April 19, 2016 at 10:41 PM

      Not at all, I’m using my mirrorless camera and it’s really the lens 🙂 Thank you!

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    Haneys Omar
    April 19, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Such pretty photos, Mia! Don’t know when’s my next Tokyo trip will be but I’m already planning to visit around their Sakura season. I took a lot of tips from your blog the last time I was in Tokyo and I especially like that you suggested going to Mori Observatory Deck to experience Tokyo (and see the Tokyo Tower) from high up! Looking forward to reading more of your travel posts and please update more on NY! Love from Singapore 🙂

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      April 20, 2016 at 11:18 PM

      Thank you and glad to be of help. About the NYC posts, more coming 🙂

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