Hanami in Yokohama

Took a little stroll around Yokohama last week, to an area not too far from Ishikawacho station.

There ‘s a lovely historical district, and a quiet park there with Sakura (cherry blossoms) galore. Here are the pics:

Ah, Spring!



19 Responses to “Hanami in Yokohama”

  1. 1 Enrico
    April 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Nice photos, the houses seem european….how much they cost ? ^^

  2. 2 Gavin Veasey
    April 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    The house in the first picture looks almost victorian.

  3. April 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Looks so beautiful. The blossoms make everything seem so much better.

  4. April 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Beautiful. Very jealous. Just seems weird that everything looks so European!

  5. April 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Beautiful pics – I may have to do one of my neighborhood walks around this area as well. Just posted the first batch of my cherry blossom pics as well.

    No psycho students to deal with while looking at cherry blossoms.

  6. April 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    The flowers are pretty, but for some reason I am more intrigued by that food. Is that a Cuban sandwich?

  7. 7 Clarite
    April 10, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I have been thoroughly enjoying reading your blog. In fact, after reading your old post about OSANBASHI, I went there tonight (i live in yokohama, too), the evening view of the harbor was breathtaking. Walking under the YOZAKURA was lovely too. You would enjoy them, I’m sure.

  8. 8 Rose
    April 11, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Wow! Those houses are gorgeous! I’m assuming they were build by European traders who lived in Yokohama?

  9. 9 mythirdeye
    April 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Beutiful! I wish this could be my desktop wallpaper. ‘specially the one with the painting of the sakura tree, it’s quite remarkable. I can see how one could sit and drink nihonshu for hours contemplating the contrast between the branches and flowers! Many wonderful poems have been written during this time of year. Other readers said how the houses were European, but isn’t it interesting how they still have the Japanese touch? Nihonjin have this way of “adopt and adapt” that cannot be found anywhere else. Cheers Loco, enjoy your vay-K

  10. April 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Nice pics. Man, I am loving spring!

    BTW, would be much obliged if you could change the 7:10 to Tokyo link to one for Tokyo Filter.

    Thanks, man.

  11. April 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Great snaps! I used to live 5 minutes away from there.

  12. April 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I have come to fully appreciate the “Zen like” qualities of the tea ceremony and can see why Samurai took part or observed to relax their minds.

    The flowers…
    On the other hand…a huge plumeria tree in Hawaii seems to relax me just by it’s beauty and its smell so…
    I’m full of shit and realized it while typing. I realize my own inconsistencies.
    A.D.H.D can be crushing if not confusing for those around me 😦

    By the way…
    nice pics 😉

  13. 13 Produce
    April 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I’ve seen the yellow house before, it really is beautiful

  14. April 13, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I’m feeling sneezy after seeing all those cherry blossoms… We need more info on the sammwich!

  15. April 13, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Wow! Awesome hanami photos!

    Us down in Hiroshima are running a little Japan Spring Photo Contest and we’d LOVE it if you’d submit one of your photos!


    While you’re probably not too interested in the prizes, you could always win fame and glory!

  16. April 17, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Simply beautiful. Seems we have the same appreciations. My favorite pic is the one where you are just staring up at the sky. Reminds me of Zora Neal Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God”.

  17. April 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Loco nice Ijinkan houses and beautiful sakura.

  18. May 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Okay, so I’m a bit slow and all, but I think all this rain has brought forth a need for more *brightness* and *flowers* and *happiness*.
    This post definitely covered all points! Thanks, needed a bit of a pick-me-up!
    Absolutely stunning photos. ^^

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