On 30 March when I was still in Tokyo and when memories of Day 5 was fresher, this was what I posted when I shared pictures on Instagram @ilovelongvacation : Wet, cold day. Did not managed to get a ticket to visit the Tokyo Imperial Palace so can only visit the garden – Very big with many Sakura trees of course. Walked the Chidorigafuchi – no boats spotted – en route to the Yasukuni shrine.
Although it can be a hassle to carry an umbrella around on a rainy day, it can add an interesting touch to a picture.
Another side of the cherry blossoms with the raindrops.
Saw white cherry blossoms when I walked to Chidorigafuchi. A walk that was longer than I thought it would be. But glad I walked as I saw many Sakura trees along the way.
Chidorigafuchi was quite deserted. Guess I would not have been able to capture this serene scene if it was not a wet day.
Yasukuni Shrine was less serene though.
The tree that helps the Meteorological Agency to declare the start of the cherry blossom season. I only just learnt about this interesting fact!
So this sums up Day 5 in Tokyo. A wet day. Not a good one for walking. But walk I did.
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