Since I am flying to Australia in the morning I am probably going to miss seeing the cherry blossoms bloom. It was rumoured that these would be open in time for today’s holiday but the predication date has moved to next week. Marty and I went to Ueno Park today in the hope to see at least a few flowers.
We weren’t alone in our quest as the park was full of people trying to take pictures under the few trees that have started to bloom. We even saw a couple of Hanami parties though most people will wait until the trees bloom. The park will look stunning when the trees open but the beauty may be marred by the thousands of people who will party there and the large numbers of bins that are being put out the part to cope with the rubbish.