Monday 11 April 2011

Spring in Tokyo, Japan

I am already settled at the new house, but I still hardly know anything about the new neighborhood. So to try and fix that I went around with my bike. I was very happy to see spring going full bloom everywhere.


Spring is here


One of the things I like most about japan, is that they have a great gardening culture. In almost every corner you can find a small patch of green or a couple pots that are being taken care of diligently. So it is always easy to find some flowers around.



It is an amazing neighborhood, right in the middle of tokyo. Now everything feels like a bike ride away, is much more convenient than the old apartment. I am less than half an hour bike ride from the university campus, the emperor palace and from many other big stations.



We even have a great river surrounded with sakura, they look amazing now that they are in blossom. I will make a full post about that later on.


I will do a full post on sakura


But for now a small preview

I was also happy to see they have a small garden center around, so I won't be out of resources around here. They also have a lot of little flower shops where they sell potted plants.



The new place location is great, but i still have a lot more to explore, in the meantime, here is a little bit more of the spring in Tokyo.





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  1. You seem to enjoy your new neighborhood.
    Sakura in Osaka is also blooming fully too.

  2. Tokyo is beautiful, and it looks like you made a good choice in your move. I hope you share more of your surroundings. It does take time to adjust and settle in, but what fun it is and enriching to change places from time to time. We lived in one house for 18 years. I have lived in Colorado all of my life, moved 80 miles north to teach school nearly 40 years ago. And here I am with a bucket list of travel. I do enjoy your view of Japan.

  3. Wow, what a fabulous collection of photos! I wish those flowers were in my garden. You are going to have to work hard to keep up with the competition. :) Here in the UK at present it seems like high Summer. We have had some unseasonably warm and sunny weather, and all the flowering trees look much better than usual, because they have not been damaged by wind and rain.

  4. I'm glad to see spring flowers out in Tokyo. And hear you sound happy and settled. It is a strange time for Japan and her people.

  5. Beautiful spring with colourful flowers! I miss the sakura flowers!
    Hope Japan will Bloom like the pretty flowers!

  6. I agree, just beautiful. It is nice to see beauty in a country with so much trouble now. I wish you luck and prosperity in your new home.

  7. I found your blog via Slow Growing in Scotland. You have lovely pictures! Looking forward to your post on Sakura. Cheers, Jenni RainyDayGardener

  8. Beautiful. New environment, new feelings :)

  9. Spring where you live looks very beautiful, hope you have a lot of pleasure in your new apartment. Your photographs are perfection.

  10. Looks like you will be really happy in your new home! Lovely flowers

  11. Look at all the bright flower colours that can make you cheerful and give you hope for Japan people in this hard time. Hope you have a fantastic OHANAMI!

  12. One of the things I love about Japan is the sakuras or cherry blossoms! Your new neighbourhood is indeed full of spring blooms, lovely daisies and blue violas!

  13. Amazing and I am unpatient to see your Sakura post! I have a question about sakura too, do they have a fruit after blossom or not?

  14. Looks like you're settling in nicely Fer. Glad to hear the new apartment is agreeing so well with you.

  15. Gorgeous flowers, they must be a bit warmer than where I am, however, yesterday it was in the 80's today 50's.


  16. Beautiful! I admit that I am surprised to see so many of the same flowers in Japan as we have in the Southeast US. I guess I always think of the Japanese gardens and cherry blossoms and not so much pansies, poppies, and hyacinths. Thanks for opening my eyes!

  17. So pretty! Your pictures are great as usual, and I am glad that you like your new neighborhood.

  18. Thank you very much! I am really enjoying the new neighborhood. It is really great.

  19. Lovely pictures, so many beautiful colours.

  20. Fer, Tokyo is beautiful in bloom! Your new neighborhood sounds charming. Glad you're enjoying your new home!

  21. just lovely...thanks for sharing! (we've made our donation to the Red Cross--hoping the best for all those affected!)

  22. It looks and sounds like you are in heaven. Being able to walk to almost everything is something I wish for. Living out in suburbia means driving everywhere. I hope to see a photo of your new home, and growing spaces too.

  23. Thank you! It is nice having everything around. Most is just a bike ride away

    Dmarie~ Thank you very much for your donation!

  24. Fer I've just been catching up with your blog, I'm glad you had a nice time at home and the bougainvilleas are beautiful,
    you live in a lovely area with so much in bloom my favs are the first 2 daisy photos my fav flower, I'm glad you are settling in nicely and you saved your plants from their drought, I hope the plants with white powder/rust survive too,
    the cherry blossom and festival in your next post looks beautiful too, enjoy, Frances

  25. Berceste ~ This kind of cherry tree is grown only to have the flower, with no fruit. They do have some others around with fruit, but they are different species


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