The more than 800 cherry trees along the Meguro River are now at their best. The tree-lined avenue runs for about 4 km between JR Meguro Station and the Toyoko Line's Nakameguro Station. I enjoyed a 30-minute walk under these cherry blossoms in full bloom. The day was windy, and so the soft pink petals were scattered by the wind and eventually fell down into the river to form a beautiful pink blanket. The combination of pretty pink floral patterns and light reflecting off the river was an amazing sight to see.
Towards nightfall near Nakameguro Station, lanterns were lit and people flocked to the area's cool bars and cafés for nightime cherry blossom viewing. The Meguro River riverside is a nice urban place to enjoy a glass of wine. It's also a great place for a quiet party, date, or for solo travelers!
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。