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Thursday 10 April 2008

Hanami at Ueno Koen

Ueno Koen (Park) is one of the top places to view the splendid sea of cherry blossoms as what I have found on the Internet, so I went to see it for myself on last Sunday. One of the good things about entering this park was that it is free. I had to pay ¥200 as an entrance fee at Shinjuku Gyoen.

There were many local people swarming to the park on a non-working day. There were actually more local people than tourists.

Another good thing about this park is that there were food stalls sprawling all over the park. So, I could buy some food and joined the local people in their flower viewing parties.

The takoyaki (octopus balls) were so yummy that I gobbled up all six of them. This was the last ball left.

The highlight of the Hanami at Ueno Park was to look at the sea of cherry blossoms lining up the boulevard leading towards the National Museum.

There is a zoo in the park for the kids as well. Adults or kids alike would enjoy their weekends here.

I spotted some more stalls along the way to Toshogu, one of the shrines of the olden days. I saw my favourite food there, okonomiyaki!

I couldn't miss it, right? So, I held one in my hand, and it ended up in my stomach.

I explore into Toshogu and there were more cherry blossoms to be admired. There was also traditional comedy show that I stopped to watch.

My Hanami at the Ueno Koen ended with an ice-cream cone of non other than the sakura flavour!


Anonymous said...

good food & great scenery, what's more to ask???

CK Ng said...

Errr... More food and greater scenery?! Haha! :D

Orange said...

I ate the okonomiyaki at kuching food fair last year, i wonder how it taste like there at japan?

CK Ng said...

This isn't the best okonomiyaki I have tasted, just ok for the taste. The best okonomiyaki in Kuching can be found at Tomoe Japanese Restaurant. I was told the best okonomiyaki in Japan is at Hiroshima Train Station, and I'm yet to be there.

Anonymous said...

Hello, CK san!
I love the photo of a takoyaki on sticks, which looks extremely yummy!

I look forward to seeing your photoes in Kyoto next month.

CK Ng said...

Arigato gozaimasu, Nakamoto san. :)

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