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CONTENTS

1 Koma

2 Event Calendar
3 Sake (Japanese Rice Wine)
4 Japanese Cooking
5 Cha- no- yu
6 expecting a baby
7 O-hanami
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O-hanami

 
 

When the springtime gets close, many Japanese look forward to cherry blossoms. And on knowing their bloom, people go on an O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing). This custom is said to date back to the 9th century by the then aristocrats (before that time, plum blossoms were preferred), and by the 17th century it became popular among the public.

Why don’t you try O-hanami in this springtime? Here are popular O-hanami spots in or near Funabashi.

1)      Ebigawa River Jogging Road

Take any Shin-keisei bus from No. 4 stand of the bus terminal at North Exit of JR Funabashi Sta. and get off at “Funabashi Chuo-Ichiba” bus stop. Your walk along the Ebigawa River toward north will get you an O-hanami spot with 500 cherry trees on both sides of the river.

2)      Otaki Koen (park)

Take any Shin-keisei bus from No. 5 stand of the same bus terminal, and get off at “Otaki Fudo” bus stop, or get off at “Taki Fudo” Sta. of the Shin-keisei line train. 100 cherry trees.

3)      Undo Koen (park)

Take Shin-keisei bus at No. 3, (or No.5, 6, 7) stand of the same bus terminal, and get off at “Taiikukan-Mae” bus stop. Make sure the bus goes to your destination by asking a bus driver/nearby passenger, because some bus does not go there. 300 cherry trees.

4)      H.C.Andersen Park

Take Shin-keisei bus for “Secomedic Byoin” from “Misaki” Sta. of the Shin-keisei line train and get off at “Andersen Park” bus stop. 800 cherry trees.

5)      Gyoda Koen (park)

Take Keisei bus at No. 3 stand of the bus terminal at the North Exit of JR Nishi-Funabshi Sta. and get off at “Gyoda Danchi” terminal. 250 cherry trees.

6)      “Sakura Dori Avenue (with 600 cherry trees)”, one of Japan’s Best 100 Avenues, and “Niju Isseiki-no     

Mori-to Hiroba”, or “21st Century’s Forest and Plaza Park”. 100 cherry trees.

Take Musashino line train at JR Nishi-funabashi Sta. Get off at JR “Shin-Yahashira” Sta., or you may get off at “Yabashira” Sta. of the Shin-keisei line train.

 
 
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