I have mentioned before in one of my posts that Chiba-koen is my favorite hanami (flower viewing) spot in Japan. Not much have been written about this park since most locals and tourists prefer Tokyo area during spring, but I and my friends usually visit this place every year.
pink cherry blossoms
falling faster than my hair
i am growing old
And perhaps in what could be my last spring in Japan, it is but fitting to revisit Chiba-koen once again and write something about it. The weather did not cooperate though. We were hoping for a blue sky, but we got was a drizzle.
Chiba-koen is pretty accessible, so I hope more people could visit it. One could either take the Chiba monorail and get off at Chiba Park Station, or via JR line Chiba Station, and walk for 10 minutes.
There are lots of variety of cherry blossoms around the park. Our favorite is the weeping cherry blossoms, very pink and delicate. I wish I was able to get the other types of cherry blossoms.
Few more steps from the park, there’s another park, I assume it’s still a part of Chiba Park. Here, another variety of cherry blossoms, paler in color, waiting to mesmerize you. The place is perfect for camping, dating and photography. Despite the fact that it’s mankai (full bloom), not much people can be seen around the area. So if you want to escape the crowded spots in Tokyo, go to Chiba.
Sorry, I got carried away again with the photo overload. Just bare with me as I will miss the cherry blossoms big time. I decided to go back to the Philippines while waiting for the results of my job applications.
Ending this post with a quote that sums up my current state.
“For a while" is a phrase whose length can't be measured.At least by the person who's waiting.” ― Haruki Murakami
S A Y O N A R A.
Photos taken with Nikon D7000
18-300 mm Nikkor VR lens
10.5 mm Nikkor fish-eye lens
105 mm Nikkor macro lens
11-16 mm Tokina wide angle lens