Twas the season for raining pink in Japan, and what a wonderful time it was to be visiting the country. 

At least this was the case for the first few days of our mid-April honeymoon trip to Japan. I had only ever visited Japan during winter previously and was excited to be finally seeing some sakura action in person. As it turned out, we were visiting quite late in sakura season and the spotting of pink became less and less frequent, especially as we ventured south from Tokyo. Still, we were more than happy to take what we could get, and appreciated every second. 

We spent the first few days of our trip in Tokyo, and one of the best spots for hanami (sakura viewing) in the area is at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Other than the obvious of enjoying and taking in the sakura, hanami also usually involves gatherings under the trees with loved ones, food and drinks and much merriment. At Shinjuku Gyoen, hanami is all that sans drinking, and comes with a small admission fee. Totally worth it though and highly recommended. 

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11 Naitomachi,

Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0014, Japan.

TravelMaggie Lam