Hanami: Celebrating Cherry Blossoms in JapanTo celebrate and honor the sakura,the Japanese hold hanami parties by picnicking under the blooming trees from morning through evening. If you have the opportunity to visit Japan during this period, you’ll witness thousands of people gather in parks, socializing over sake, tea, and bento boxes. Many local department stores and restaurants will even sell special edible treats created especially for this event.
Elvis Lives in Tokyo
Layover at Yoyogi Park
I found jugglers in Yoyogi park
Yoyogi park is this great park in Harajuku where everyone congregates to practice their hobbies. There were people playing sports, games, dancing, everything! This is where you'll find many of the fancifully dressed folks that Harajuku is famous for.
As an avid juggler, I was happy to spot a couple of people juggling in the park. I didn't have any juggling balls with me on this trip so I had been going through a bit of juggling withdrawl, I was a bit to shy to approach the strangers, but Donna went right up and told them I was a juggler. Next thing I knew we were juggling together and sharing tricks – great fun!