We finally made it to Japan! Lexi and I visited with our family last Summer, and I’ve been looking forward to coming back for the cherry blossoms ever since my last visit. It’s world famous for being an amazing event, drawing tourists from around the globe. Well now I can say that it is definitely worth all of the publicity, the blossoms are absolutely gorgeous and I’m very glad that I put this on my trip!
We had the advantage of arriving into a city that we already knew, so getting everywhere is much simpler than in the rest of our trip. On our first day we went over to the museum of emerging technology here in Tokyo. It was fun to see the usual sorts of things in a science museum, but there was also a special exhibit on the history of video games and their development. It was so cool to see every console and handheld back as far as the Atari, and to see hundreds of people gathered around old arcade games and consoles playing famous classics.
The next day, we went to the Shinjuku-Gyoen park for our first cherry blossom viewing. The giant park was hosting thousands of people out taking photos of the blossoms and having days in the park with their families. The trees were beautiful, there were over a thousand trees scattered around and contributing to the magnificent event. We’ve visited a couple of parks now, and the everywhere people are taking photos and enjoying the gorgeous annual event.