Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sakura on Saturday!

Well, we can't believe that we've been here already for an entire week. We've been told that we came at the best time of year and easily believe it because of all the beauty around.
We had to stop in the Yebiso Garden Place to take a photo as we headed out on Saturday morning. We walk through this plaza every day. They keep it so nice and clean and the trees and flowers are beautiful! (Jared's not bad too, if I do say so myself!)

We jumped on the train and headed up to Shibuya where we transfered onto the subway to head over to the north-east side of town. Our first stop was in Ueno to take a stroll through Ueno park which we've been told is famous for it's Cherry Blossom (Sakura) trees. It really was quite the site to see. People were everywhere and the trees were in full bloom. We really are lucky to have come right at the peak bloom season!

Doesn't Brigham look so happy here? He is such a good sport and does really well site-seeing. He's also the star of every show. You wouldn't believe how many people stop to gawk at him and try to make him smile. (Which you all know isn't very hard to do.) The people love him here!
Jared and Brigham were actually smiling at on of the Japanese ladies when I took this picture. See - I told you they love Brig! Can you believe that tree in the background?

After Ueno park we headed on to Asakusa. We've been told this is the largest temple in Tokyo. There was shopping all around it; Good food - at least the stuff we tried; and TONS of people! We really enjoyed wandering around and visiting the site. By the time we were ready to leave we still had a few hours of daylight left so we stopped by the Imperial Palace grounds to take another stroll. The scenery really is amazing. We loved this view with the wild flowers, Sakura tree, and palace moat.
Saturday really was a great day!


LEX said...

It looks so beautiful! I love the blossoms with the temple. I can hardly believe that Brigham isn't even 1 and he's touring Japan, no wonder he's a star and everyone loves him! So glad you guys are having fun and making the most of your trip!

Rachel said...

It's so pretty there! I bet you're loving it. I can't wait to hear all about your experience when you get back!

Don and Amy Bennion said...

Amazing you guys! We are so jealous that we couldn't be there during the cherry blossom season. The trees look AMAZING! I'm sure that the gardens are pretty incredible to walk through at this time of year. You guys really did catch Japan at the most beautiful time of year. Asakusa is a great place to shop with the hundreds of booths. Sounds like you guys are having a blast. Thanks for posting the pics and the stories... it takes us back :).

Mary said...

How exciting! I bet Brigham will want to go back when he's older, after seeing the amazing pictures. Good luck!

Millie Price said...

What a wonderful opportunity! So beautiful, it looks like you guys are having a great time.

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