The 2017 Shinjuku Gyoen cherry blossoms were almost perfect. The skyscrapers of Nishi-Shinjuku behind them make them look a little different. I think that every time I go. The buildings add a little extra. Does another park in Tokyo offer a similar view? This one might well be unique.
And it has so much space. While it can get crowded, I’ve never felt crushed there. The trees aren’t clustered together in only one area. They are all over Shinjuku Gyoen.
And after attending many hanami events over the years, I have some thoughts about it. Each to their own, I know and accept. But why is hanami so important in Japan?
It seems having a party under the trees and drinking with friends is more important. Many people never look at the trees and admire their flowers. They only give them a cursory glance.
Am I overthinking in my old age? That might be true. But it is what I have felt over the last few years. Anyway, you can observe this at many places in Tokyo.
Anyway, 2017 Shinjuku Gyoen Cherry blossoms were great. I was a little early in the season for the cherry blossoms, but the peak was close. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
By the way, this is another set of photos that I took with the Pentax K-3 and 18-135 mm lens. It did a satisfactory job. I only added the Eterna film simulation when I reprocessed them for this article.
If you have been to this park to see the flowers, let me know your thoughts. For those that have seen them elsewhere, let us know your thoughts.
For more flower articles, look at:
- Hydrangeas at Hakusan Shrine in 2017
- Plum blossoms at Shiba Park in 2022
- Rikugien Gardens light up in 2016
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