It is in February when enjoy plum blossoms. Since ancient times, plum blossoms has been regarded as elegant thing together with pine trees and bamboos for its bursting into bloom in cold winter, and loved by people.

This time, Manga de Japan has collected the 2019 plum blossoms enjoying information within the shortest time for everyone! So I'd like to introduce to you the seven famous plum blossoms-enjoying places in downtown Tokyo and the outskirts of Kanto.

Yushima-tenmangu Shrine
Sugawara no Michizane is worshipped at Yushima-tenmangu Shrine, and many tourists are attracted to come here by its Baikasai, the popularity is very high. In the courtyard of the Yushima Tenjin Shrine, there are about 300 plums of more than 10 varieties around the Japanese apricot such as sirakaga-ume. In addition, there are many flowing booths and various of activities will be held here.

Kameidoten-jinja Shrine
Sugawara no Michizane is also worshipped at Kameidoten-jinja Shrine. From early blossom to late blossom, there are many varieties of ume for enjoying. During baikasai, tea party, Edokiriko live show and demonstration sale, Kameido famous brands market will also be held here.

Koishikawa Koraku Garden
Koishikawa Koraku Garden is located near the Tokyo Dome, which was originally built from the garden in Edo period and was designated as a special national historical site and special attraction of Japan. It covers an area of over 70,000 square meters and has beautiful scene of bairin that can make people forget the noise of metropolis. During " Umeka Overflowing Garden" in baikasai, the activities such as edoitoayaturi, zither concert, guided tour for ume・garden will be held here.

Ikegamibaien Garden
Ikegamibaien Garden is a quiet garden on a sloping hill, where visitors can look out the plums while climbing the slopes. There are Japanese‐style room and tea room, so it is an excellent place to spend a day in the flavour of bairin.

Keio-mogusaen Garden
Keio-mogusaen Garden is garden rebuilt on the basis of local Syouren-ji Temple after the baptism of the times in order to trace Tokugawa Nobuyasu, the eldest son of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo era. There are about 500 ume blossom in the garden of about 26,000 square meters, one of them, Jushobai, which is more than 300 years old, is the most worth enjoying.

Jindai Botanical Garden
Jindai Botanical Garden has a history of 50 years, the plum garden here is centered on ancient species and has planted about 770 plums of 70 varieties. During baikasai, the ume concert and guided tour of ume garden will be held.

In addition, there is plum blossoms called "Yunomiya-zaronbai" and "Takaoka-no-gettibai"produced by Miyazaki Prefecture of Kyushu which have been designated as a natural monument and can not be found in other place.

Takao Baigou
If you have enough time, I suggest you go to Takao Baigou in the suburb of Tokyo, which is made up by seven Bairins of Yuhodo Bairin, Sekisho Bairin, Tenjin Bairin, Arai Bairin, Yunohana Bairin, Kogesawa Bairin and Kobotoke Bairin, you can enjoy about 10,000 plum blossoms in the 4.5km interval. The magnificent scenery here is also selected as one of the "Eighty-eight Scenic Spots in Hachioji・Park Scenery".

Among them, Kogesawa Bairin, which is limited to open during the baikasai, shall definitely not to be missed!

What do you think? Try to explore the most suitable spots for you!

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