My friend Natsuko and I in Shinjuku Gyoen on a rather cold Sunday afternoon
Our Hanami Spread: potato salad, egg omelet, inari, green beans wrapped in pork, fried chicken, rice crackers, mochi and red wine with orange juice.
It was a busy day at the park, here are our neighbors who got pretty rowdy on champagne.
Kyoto Style Hanami - more food vendors and little benches and tables.
Another popular hanami spot in Tokyo is Nakameguro. There are lots of cute restaurants and bars that sell drinks to-go so you can stroll down the river and enjoy the flowers.
View from above. Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto.
Happy Cherry Blossom viewing!