Zenpukuji Park Cherry Blossoms 2018

Zenpukuji Park Cherry Blossoms 2018 were great. They were my last photo shoot of the season season. It’s only a ten-minute walk from my house in Takaido. I’ve been there so many times over the years. It’s very popular with local photographers too. In spring, it is a good place for flower photography

What was my photo gear for this shoot?

  • Camera body:  Fujifilm X-T2
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

How was my Zenpukuji Park Cherry Blossoms 2018 day?

There is one thing I must say. The correct name for the place is Zenpukuji River Green Park. That is a little long, so most people shorten it. Anyway, its name comes from the river that flows through it.

Zenpukuji River Green Park was pretty. The cherry blossoms hung out over the river from the concrete-lined banks. The trees were thick in many places, and flower-laden branches hung out over the water. It was picture-perfect.

The park looks fantastic every year. It doesn’t attract huge crowds, except on the weekends, which is good. The last thing we need in Tokyo is another overcrowded cherry blossom viewing spot.

It is a different type of park from what I usually photograph. Places like Shinjuku Gyoen and Hamarikyu are picture-perfect. They have a history that is very important Tokyo. Zenpukuji is different, as it is the type of place that gets well used. It’s a working park. People go there to play games, jog, or walk a dog. Picnics are popular there too.

Slightly off-topic, but I’ve realized something. I’ve only ever seen cherry blossoms at parks or rivers in Tokyo. Is that weird? One day I should take a train somewhere to experience them in the country. Would it be a different experience? I’m such a city boy.

Still, Zenpukuji is good enough for me, and I recommend it. It is pretty large, and I haven’t seen it all. I usually enter it from Itsukaichikai Road and walk the loop that brings me back to the road. That is quite a long walk already. But, if you cross the street, the park continues and joins with Wadabori park. That is something I haven’t seen yet. If you have, please let me know what it is like, as I’d love to hear about it.

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