Koishikawa Korakuen plum blossoms in 2023 were great
Koishikawa Korakuen plum blossoms in 2023, were great. That is all I can say! Once again, I took my Fujifilm f/2.8 16-55 mm lens and a flash to the park. Hopefully, I got some good photos. Well, I was satisfied. But what do you think?
Earlier that day, I went to Ushi-Tenjin Kitano Shrine, a ten-minute walk away. That’s another place for plum blossoms. But it is pretty small. And you have a hill to climb to get to it.
So if you don’t like climbing hills and want a place closer to a train station, choose Koishikawa Korakuen. Inside the park, the plum blossoms grove is mostly flat. But if you want to see other areas, there are hills you’ll need to climb.
One thing I have to say about this plum blossom season is the weather. It has been a little on the crazy side. One day has been hot. Other days have been cold. Early on we even got a dusting of snow.
Some days, I took a jacket with me because I was cold. I removed it a couple of hours later because the day warmed up. This year, the weather has had little consistency.
Anyway, there were few people at Koishikawa Korakuen’s plum blossom grove. Well, I was there on a weekday afternoon. That is usually the best time to get a place to yourself. But if you like crowds, go on a weekend or public holiday.
By the way, I had my extension tubes in my bag. I really wanted to use them. But it was a windy day and taking photos with them would have been an exercise in futility. The flowers were bouncing around too much.
That is it for this post. If you have photographed the Koishikawa Korakuen plum blossoms in 2023, let me know! You can leave comments below.
Photography gear I used at Koishikawa Korakuen plum blossoms in 2023
- Fujifilm X-T3 camera
- Fufjilm XF 16-55 mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens