Sometimes I watch the Japanese television channel NHK. Recently there was a program about the cherry trees in bloom at Mt. Yoshino. I saw the same program once before but was pleased to do it again. Thousands of cherry trees in full bloom. So beautiful. Absolutely mesmerizing. I said to my husband that I hope he too will have the opportunity to watch the program. Also I said wouldn’t it be an amazing experience to once go to Japan to experience the cherry blossom. If you want to see many cherry trees, my husband said, you need not go further than to Herttoniemi cherry tree park to see them flower. Really! I did not know there is such a place ! Herttoniemi is only about 20 km away from where we live. Our first home when we married in 1967 was in Herttoniemi not far from the cherry tree park. We went to the park yesterday. Wow ! Oh how beautiful. There are about 150 trees planted 8 years ago. It’s not Yoshino but very much worth going there.
😮 my lifelong wish was to go to Japan (not just for the cherry blossom). i’ve also never heard of this place in Herttoniemi!! thanks so much for sharing! hope i can go there too, soon, before the blossom’s gone!
I also would love to visit Japan and as you not just for the cherry blossom but in spring when they blossom. I hope you will be able to visit Herttoniemi if not this time then next spring 🙂