Picnicking with the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park

The cherry blossom season in Tokyo is usually over with by the second week of April. Thankfully, spring came a week late this season, and our visit was exceptionally well timed.


Nearly everyone was out taking photos.


Blue tarps were laid out on every available patch of grass, and thousands of picnics were in progress. Some were casual affairs of take-out food with family. Others were elaborate well-planned affairs. This one looked like it was set up waiting for the office staff to get off work.


Elsewhere in the park, food vendors were set up. I had a great beef skewer and an unfortunately disappointing Okonomiyaki.


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