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.
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.
Aoyama Reien is also known for its cherry trees, and makes a good, if somewhat somber, hanami (cherry blossom viewing drinking party) spot.
Roppongi is nearby, so you can see both the Midtown Tower and Mori Building.