Shinjuku Gyoen / Tokyo / Japan

We arrived in Tokyo in the middle of April, unfortunately about one week after the peak Sakura (cherry blossom) season. So all of the main species of cherry blossom had finished and fallen, turning the trees from white to green. However, there are many species of cherry tree and fortunately for us, many of them flower late, although they are not as popular. These varieties can be found in the Shinjuku Gyoen park, if you are ever just too late for the main Sakura season. This park is an elaborately manicured garden that is popular for weddings and photo shoots because it is so beautiful. Think of it like a Royal Botanic Garden, Jardins Tuileries, Kensington Palace Gardens. We snapped a few shots off here, and the cherry blossoms are just as amazing in real life as they are in these pictures.

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