Japan - Ueno Park

We spent an amazing 36 days in Japan! We did a lot of traveling, and we went back and forth between a lot of locations, cities, and districts. To make things easier to read and write, we have grouped everything in our travels into city locations and not exactly by time. The Japan list of contents so far can be found here!

First up is Tokyo! Tokyo is divided up into districts and wards. To keep things all organized we kept all the districts and wards of Tokyo separate, even though some of these locations we visited days and sometimes weeks apart from each other. The districts and cities we visited in Tokyo are:

* Ginza (Imperial Palace)
* Ueno Park
* Akihabara
* Nakano (Nakano Broadway & Sunshine City)
* Mitaka (Ghibli Museum) & Sumida (Tokyo Skytree)
* Shinjuku
* Shibuya
* Harajuku
* Odds and ends and final thoughts on Tokyo

Perhaps one of the most popular parks for Sakura Season is Ueno Park in Ueno, just outside of Tokyo. It’s a very short ride from almost anywhere in Tokyo and right next to Ueno Station. We got there before the sun came up to explore the area.
Bentendo, a temple dedicated to Benten, the goddess of good fortune, wealth, music and knowledge.
Ueno park is home to over 1000 cherry trees along its central path. We were still a bit early for full bloom, but most of the Sakura trees were just starting to open and bloom. Seeing the birds and walking around the trees, the nicest area while we were there was Shinobazu pond. It was perfect place to sit and watch the sun rise. Ueno park is home to zoos, museums and a few temples and shrines, but we were only there to walk beneath the Sakura Trees and watch the sun rise.
Ueno Park is definitly worth a visit during Sakura Season and the morning walk is relaxing without any crowds.

Take a walk with us through Akihabara next!