Sakura

My sister decided to go for a holiday in Japan in April this year. Without hesitating, I agreed to go with her. But sensing that my husband was not happy about it since no one would be around to keep an eye in his shop, I had to forgo this chance. So I persuaded my mum to go with her instead. Initially my mum was reluctant to go.

Tokyo Disneyland is a theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the United States and was opened on April 15, 1983


Tokyo Disneyland began celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its grand opening in April 2008, with special events, entertainment and merchandise expected to continue into 2009.

My mum and sis. At the background is the Cinderella Castle.

Mount Fuji (Fujiyama) is the most popular landmark of Japan. It is located on the Southern Honshu Island and is the highest mountain in Japan.

It is also called The Holy Mountain which means everlasting life.

Winters and early spring are the best seasons to catch the best view of this mountain. Five lakes surround the northern side of Mount Fuji, namely: Lake Motosuko, Lake Shojinko, Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanako, and Lake Subarshiri, which are frequently visited by tourists. These lakes provide a good view of Mount Fuji alongside different water sports.

The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture.

There are many dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of which bloom for just a couple of days in spring. The Japanese celebrate that time of the year with hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blooming trees.

Comments

  1. Those are all great photos....love the mountain shot, it's breathtaking. BTW, thanks for visiting.

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  2. Oh, so sayang you had to forgo the trip in April. Maybe hubby can take you there in future. :)

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  3. I visited Tokyo disneyland when I was a child....age ago! :)

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  4. Nice cherie blossoms, it bloom for only a short period!

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  5. We plan to go to Japan for another trip this coming March. I see from the photos that everybody is dressed in warm clothing. I guess I'd better make sure we bring coats and sweaters. These are great photos and looks like your mom and sister got to see a lot of beautiful spring flowers.

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  6. Lovely flower and the photo of the mountain...

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  7. I would like to visit many countries around this region. So far, I have only done Cambodia! Now, you have set my dream going again especially after seeing so many beautiful shots...hehehe

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  8. Too bad you missed it right? But well...everyone has their own responsibilities. Perhaps your husband and you could plan a trip to the land of rising sun one day?

    I wanna visit Japan too. :)

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  9. hi Wenn..actually when is the best time to go.. april or december? my bro and family are going in dec,..i tot of joining them.. but scared of too cold too and ends up not enjoying ...

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  10. yeah, my friends..Japan is a lovely country..I wanna visit Japan too one day..

    sorry, Claire..I'm not sure..u should check with the agency..

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  11. Wonderful shots of a beautiful country! Hope you can go the next time. Have a great week, Wenn :)

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  12. The cherry blossom there are beautiful.

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  13. Your husband owned a shop? Woww..so nice. You are "lau ban liang" lor:-)

    Japan is one of my favourite country. I wish I could visit the place some day.

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  14. i love the shots, i love japan though i haven't been really there and i love sakura! hanami must be very fun there. Imagine sitting under the tree in full bloom.

    i had a post on cherry blossoms too before, it's here but way archived hope you can check it out. that's my main blog. thanks

    http://jifphotojournal.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh such lovely sakuras! I always want to go to Japan. Maybe I can next time with my husband to be :).

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  16. ya..hope all of us who haven't been to Japan would visit it one day..

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  17. Incidentally, I'm going to Japan in 2 weeks time.

    First trip there, so your post is a heads up about what to expect.

    Thanks!

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  18. hey, Shinto..nice to hear that..enjoy yrself..

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  19. I haven't step foot in Japan before! Hope I will one day! But so expensive! Looking around for sponsors! Haha

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