Aoyama Reien

Another spectacular and short cherry blossom (sakura) season has come and gone.  This is the last blog post for this season, as my wife and I took stroll to visit Aoyama Reien a few weeks ago, as the sakura leaves fell to the ground.

Aoyama Reien (also known as Aoyama Bochi) is central Tokyo’s largest cemetery, established early in 1873 and is one of Japan’s few park-style cemeteries.

AoyamaCemetary02

It is the resting places of a number of famous people, including foreigners who came to Japan during the Meiji Era to help modernize the country.

AoyamaCemetary03

Aoyama Reien is also known for its cherry trees, and makes a good, if somewhat somber, hanami (cherry blossom viewing drinking party) spot.

AoyamaCemetary04

AoyamaCemetary05

AoyamaCemetary06

Roppongi is nearby, so you can see both the Midtown Tower and Mori Building.

AoyamaCemetary01

AoyamaCemetary08

10 thoughts on “Aoyama Reien

  1. What beautiful photos with the cherry blossoms. Thanks for providing the information about Aoyama Reien as well, it was very interesting.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment as well. I really appreciate your feedback. I hope you are having a great week^^

  2. Simply beautiful. I’ve seen sakura in my recent trip to Seoul, a part of the city called Yeouido island is full of cherries, the Japanese planted them during their occupation of Korea some 90 years ago.

  3. I was in Japan from March 11 to March 31. Cherry blossoms were just getting started when I arrived. Were going full bore when I left. Interesting to see the season drawing to a close now. Thanks for posting.

  4. Hi, thanks for sharing your pictures and experiences in Japan. I like learning about the people and the culture and seeing your pictures makes me feel like I’m actually there. I would love to visit Japan in the future and I’ll be adding your blog to my favorites so I can follow your experiences and your photos. Hope you always enjoy your Japanese adventures. 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

      Hope you do get a chance to visit Japan soon. Looks like you just started your blog this year, do keep blogging and I’ll add your blog to my RSS reader.

  5. Pingback: Paths | Konnichiwa

  6. Pingback: Tokyo Megacity by Donald Richie | Konnichiwa

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: