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Japan - A Gallery of Cherry Blossoms and Other Attractions

Updated on November 9, 2011

Japan

Japan is an amazing country, full of wonders!  A lot of us will think of Mount Fuji when we talk about Japan.  It's magnificent!  I like the snow covered Mt. Fuji very much.  A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Japan.  What's the best thing about visiting this wonderful country in the spring?  The answer is it's cherry blossom season!  I saw many cherry blossoms here in the U.S. but seeing the flowers where they originally came from (Japan) was such a great experience! 

Bathroom Time! - A very unique bathroom

This is a picture of a bathroom inside a zoo.
This is a picture of a bathroom inside a zoo. | Source

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms are beautiful flowers. I have seen cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The cherry trees were gifts from Japan to the United States many years ago. In Japan, cherry trees are found nearly everywhere. Sometimes, you can spot some in people's courtyard.

Cherry Blossoms and Temples in Kamakura (about 1 hour from Tokyo)

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Big Buddha - so many people visiting and paying their respect.
Big Buddha - so many people visiting and paying their respect. | Source
the back of Big Buddha - it's hollow inside.
the back of Big Buddha - it's hollow inside. | Source
cherry blossoms outside people's house
cherry blossoms outside people's house | Source

Trip to Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji covered with snow - in April.
Mt. Fuji covered with snow - in April. | Source
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Can you see the base of Mt. Fuji?
Can you see the base of Mt. Fuji? | Source
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Believe this was at 4th station.  We were supposed to go to 5th station for our trip, but the weather prevented us from going higher (too cold and too much snow).
Believe this was at 4th station. We were supposed to go to 5th station for our trip, but the weather prevented us from going higher (too cold and too much snow). | Source
Snack time! - Stopping at one of the stations before continuing our trip.
Snack time! - Stopping at one of the stations before continuing our trip. | Source
grilled squid
grilled squid | Source
He is grilling corn, squid, etc.
He is grilling corn, squid, etc. | Source
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More Cherry Blossoms - Right in Tokyo

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Petals drifting down with the breeze creating a romantic scene.  The Japanese like to gather under the cherry tree and sip sake while they chat with one another.
Petals drifting down with the breeze creating a romantic scene. The Japanese like to gather under the cherry tree and sip sake while they chat with one another. | Source

Tokyo Disney

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Mickey Mouse train - so cute!
Mickey Mouse train - so cute! | Source

Mickey & Minnie in Japan

Who would say "no" to Disney?  Therefore, I got to visit Disneyland in Tokyo.  Though it's very nice, I have to say Disney in Florida is better.  Nevertheless, I had a great time; I especially enjoyed the train ride (mickey mouse train - see picture).  I must say that their gift shops offer more varieties - a definite plus for tourists as they will bring some gifts home for their friends and family. 

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What is he thinking?  He must be freezing!
What is he thinking? He must be freezing! | Source
Bullet train - it's super fast!
Bullet train - it's super fast! | Source
Bikes for rent or parking for bikes?
Bikes for rent or parking for bikes? | Source
One of a kind architecture
One of a kind architecture | Source

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    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I love cherry blossoms. Thanks for sharing all these lovely pictures--they give me a glimpse of life in Japan:)

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      happypuppy 5 years ago

      I love cherry blossoms too...they're so beautiful! I'm glad that you liked the pictures. Japan is a wonderful country and would recommend it to anyone who likes to travel.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Happypuppy, Wow! What a great hub! I love cherry blossoms, and the trees are so beautiful in your photos. There is nothing quite like the cherry blossoms in the Spring. What was amazing was all the other photos you included also. Very interesting for sure, and I hope to visit Japan myself one day to see it with my own eyes. Thanks for sharing such a great hub with us.

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      happypuppy 5 years ago

      Hi oceansnsunsets! Thanks for your visit and nice comments. Yes, nothing beats the beauty of cherry blossoms in the Spring. And, Japan is such a wonderful country. You will love it.

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