Some visitors on cherry blossom photo tours think that cherry blossoms are isolated, set away from city centers reserved for castle grounds or wide open parks to be enjoyed. Yes, there are amazing parks reserved for cherry blossom viewing, or hanami, during spring time. For example, Shinjuku Gyoen National Park is an expansive park with a rich history, and a section devoted exclusively to cherry blossoms and allowing residents and visitors to enjoy cherry blossoms and cherry blossom photo tours for a large part of the spring season. Shinjuku Gyoen National Park is beautiful year round, and is an excellent addition to any Tokyo photo tour while visiting Japan.
However, Japanese city planners always have an eye for how to beautify urban areas with additions of cherry blossoms. I or another Blain Harasymiw photo workshop leader can help you find the most amazing areas in Tokyo and in other urban centers where you can mesh pedestrian traffic, towering skyscrapers, and cherry blossoms, capturing the art and essence of what Japan is in this present era. Japanese businessmen and women, walking their normal routes to and from the office are greeted by the fluttering petals of cherry blossoms providing a beautiful spectacle as the journey to their office. What may seem quotidian to Tokyo residents can be a perfect springtime photo op for you on a cherry blossom photo tour.
Moreover, every sakura photo tour has a set itinerary, but your Blain Harasymiw photo tour leader always have their trained eyes on the surroundings. If the cherry blossoms are particularly beautiful, then I or another photography tour leader will beckon you off the established path so you can capture a spontaneous moment. It is often in these unplanned moments, that you can take once in a lifetime photos. The ephemeral nature of cherry blossoms means that you must always be vigilant. Think about how fortunate you will be with a photo tour guide that can help you recognize the precise location and instant when the wind catches the fragile cherry blossoms and demonstrates the true beauty of Japan in spring.