Old and giant wisteria in Ashikaga Flower park

I visited Ashikaga flower park, famous of transplanted giant and old wisteria where introduced as the One of CNN Top 10 Dream Destination in the World, two-hour drive from my home in this weekend. Even though large wisteria was just starting blooming, I was able to watch many kind of wisteria, and enjoyed weeping wisteria in strong wind. I also watched many spring flowers in the flower garden. Then I visited historical place, Ashikaga Gakko, or Ashikaga school, the school was a center for Confucianism and secular learning, and one of the largest and famous school in 15th to 16th … Continue reading Old and giant wisteria in Ashikaga Flower park

Sky blue carpet of Baby blue eyes

I enjoyed two-hour drive for watching sky blue carpet by Nemophila or Baby blue eyes in Hitachi Seaside park. Many flowers bloom earlier than usual year in this year but differences from normal year look depend on each species or varieties, so it is hard to find best timing of them. I visited there me avoiding the overclouded park but it seemed a little bit earlier than the best for watching, however this weekend can be the best time if we have good weather and warm days in couple days. Contrast of yellow of rape seed follower and sky blue … Continue reading Sky blue carpet of Baby blue eyes

Cherry, Five story pagoda and Mountain Fuji

I visited popular viewing spot cherry and a Chreito Pagoda (Cenotaph monument) in Mt. Arakura Sengen park in Fujiyoshida city. I enjoyed special view of the pagoda and Mt. Fuji in a shower of cherry blossom. Although I was not able to watch whole figure of Mt. Fuji and it was difficult to take a good phot of cherry shower, I enjoyed beautiful spring scene. And I moved to Kofu basin for searching another iconic spring view, earthly paradise or spreading peach blossom spring. And then I relaxed in a hot spring with panorama view of Kofu basin and Mt. … Continue reading Cherry, Five story pagoda and Mountain Fuji

Tama forest science garden in Takao Mt.

I visited Tama forest science garden belong to Forestry agency where has been closed by damage of a typhoon 1 year and half ago and COVID19. Now it is reopened and I enjoyed many varieties of cherries in mountain foot of Mt. Takao. Cherry in mountain has different attractive character than cherry in downtown. We can watch from upper side of mountain on of tree and can find other face of charry. Please enjoy many pictures of cherry including some unique varieties. Continue reading Tama forest science garden in Takao Mt.