Let’s Hanami in Tachikawa!Mar 17th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Parks, Gardens & Nature, Photo Gallery, Tokyo and Vicinity
Kids playing along a meandering stream under the cherry blossoms with families picnicking nearby. It’s a common pastime during spring in Japan and TokyoDan, today’s guest photographer, captured the feeling beautifully in this shot of Negawa Stream in Tachikawa.
In his own words:
“One afternoon during Hana-mi (Cherry Blossom Viewing season) My wife took me along a river that is near our home. Little did I know that this river would meander through this perfect little paradise.
Negawa is the stream between Koushu kaido and Tamagawa that runs along the north of Tachikawa Sports Park which is a baseball stadium. To get there you can take the JR Chuo line and transfer to the Tama Toshi Monorail Line. Get off at the Shibasaki-Taiikukan Station (one stop from Tachikawa-minami) and walk right (west) or left (east towards Kunitachi) along the river. This picture was taken on the east side.
I hope your readers enjoy the picture and I hope some of them actually take the time to go there. They will not be let down. It’s actually 10 times more beautiful in real life.
Here is a Google Map of the Negawa Stream in Tachikawa (in Japanese)”
This and other great images of Japan can be found in The Nihon Sun Japan Photo Gallery.