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.

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Nearly everyone was out taking photos.

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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.

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

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