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Ueno Park, Sakura

Ueno Park was Japan's first public park, opened in 1873. It has many attractions including a zoo, museums, a lake, temples and every year in April it is the destination for many to view the Sakura trees in full bloom.

Toshogu Shrine, Ueno

Toshogu Shrine, erected in 1651, is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Edo shogunate, which ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867, making Tokyo the seat of government. It is the only shrine in Tokyo that's been designated a National…

Sakura Season

I went out to Ueno Park today to see the Sakura, which are at full bloom. As expected it was crowded with people enjoying the fine weather. There were many groups camped under the trees eating and drinking, with many more walking down…