Shonan Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour

We went on a cherry blossom viewing tour of Shonan last Sunday, April 1st

We went to the Hanamizu river in Hiratsuka first where the cherry blossoms line the side of the river

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Visitors can walk underneath the cherry blossom trees beside the river

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Cars can drive next to the cherry blossom trees on the road beside the river

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Next we went to Isseyama in Fujisawa, near Fujisawa Honmachi Station

The cheery blossom trees at the bottom of the steps leading up to the park are very old

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Isseyama is a quiet place to enjoy cherry blossoms that is not crowded

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We finished our Shonan cherry blossom viewing tour at Meoto pond in Kamakurayama

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It was a little late for the cherry blossoms at Meoto pond and many petals had fallen off but it was still beautiful

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Meoto pond is a wonderful place to take a hike

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New Station Building for Katase-Enoshima

The Asahi Newspaper reported today that the station building at Katase-Enoshima station on the Odakyu line will be rebuilt.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801050001.html

Construction to replace the current station building, built in 1929, will start in February. The new station will be built in the ryugujo style and is scheduled for completion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Drawing of new station building planned for Katase-Enoshima

Changes At Kamakurakokomae Crossing

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There are some changes to the street in front of the train crossing at Kamakurakokomae.

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The street to the north and the south of the crossing is wider.

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The stairs to the beach across from the crossing are blocked.

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They are building a new wall along the beach in front of Kamakurakokomae.

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Many tourists come to the train crossing at Kamakurakokomae to take pictures.

Def Tech at Shonan Open

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Shonan Open Was Held in Kugenuma on July 15, 16 and 17

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There was a Skateboard School for Kids

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Cool Food Trucks Sold Many Kinds of Food

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Team G-Shock Including a Dancer, Two BMX Riders and a Freestyle Footballer Performed

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Def Tech Took the Stage at 4:45pm on Sunday

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Micro of Def Tech

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Shen of Def Tech

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BMX Riders Joined Def Tech on Stage

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Def Tech Played Their Hit Song “My Way”

Cherry Blossoms in Shonan

The Cherry Blossoms in Shonan Were Beautiful This Year

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These Cherry Blossom are at the Popular Restaurant Kurumaya in Fujisawa

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Kurumaya is an Upscale Japanese Restaurant with a Beautiful Entrance

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Tsujido Station 100th Aniversary

A Stage Was Set Up Near Terrace Mall For The Tsujido Station 100th Aniversary Festival

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Station Workers Held Up A Banner Inside The Station

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Hula Girls Getting Ready To Perform On The Stage

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A Parade Of Mikoshi (Portable Shrines) Was Held On The South Side Of The Station

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Drummers And Flute Players Kept Up A Lively Beat

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Big Mikoshi Were Lined Up Across The Street From The Station

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Groups Of People Carried The Heavy Mikoshi While Dancing To The Music

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The Carriers Looked Tired When They Put Down The Mikoshi At The End Of The Parade

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Fujisawa Ukiyoe Museum

The Fujisawa Ukiyoe Museum Is Open In Cocco Terrace In C-X Near Tsujido Station

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There Are Many Explanations In English

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Tools That Were Used To Make Ukiyoe Are On Display

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The Old Books On Display Are Cool

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Visitors Can Learn History The History Of Fujisawa The 6th Station On The Old Tokaido Road

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Many Ukiyoe Feature Enoshima And Mt. Fuji

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An Old Tokaido Road Board Game

We Love Board Games Here At Perfect English!

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The Fujisawa Ukiyoe Museum Is Open Until December 4th

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