Hanami at Totsuka, Yokohama

Today, I went out for a long walk around the Totsuka Station area in Totsuka Ward, Yokohama.  This time of year, many people in Japan go out with their families or co-workers to enjoy Hanami, or cherry viewing party.  Near Totsuka Station, Kashiogawa (Kashio River) has many blooming cherry trees and a lot of people enjoying them.  Both sides of the river have cherry trees and a park.  Enjoy the pictures!

Kashiogawa sakura

The cherry trees are blooming along Kashiogawa.

Cherry trees

The path above Kashiogawa is lined with cherry trees.

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms make it feel like spring in Japan.

People enjoying hanami

Many people are having fun down by the river.

Food vendors under the cherry blossoms

Any time the cherry trees bloom in Japan, the food vendors come out for people enjoying hanami.

Cherry trees and Kashiogawa

This picture was taken from the appropriately named Sakura Bridge.

Where was I?  Take a look at this map.



Filed under Festivals & Events, Japan, Kanagawa, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama

2 responses to “Hanami at Totsuka, Yokohama

  1. Ahh, the cherry blossoms will bloom here next week sometime. I’m looking forward to it.

    Enjoy them while they last!

    • They’re still around, but I know they’ll slowly drop off the trees over the next week or so. But after that, everything becomes very green. I love how green everything gets in Japan in spring.

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