February 23, 2010
Today, I went to Higashi Gyoen ( The East Gardens of Imperial Palace ).
The Eeast Gardens are located on the former site of Edo castle.
You can see a stone wall of the castle in the photo above.
Many ume trees are planted there.
And it was nice time to see ume blossoms.
You can see a bird on a branch of the ume tree in the photo above.
And I could see some early blooming cherry blossoms.
Photo below is kawazu-zakura.
Kawazu-zakura is a kind of cherry blossom start to bloom in winter.
It was almost full bloom.
Photo below is kanhi-zakura.
Kanhi-zakura is also early blooming cherry blossom.
It was not in full bloom yet.
It takes around 10 minutes from Tokyo station to The East Gardens by walking.
These photos were taken on February 23 , 2010.