Feb 22, 2009

河津桜行ってきました~ぁ。 - Kawazu Sakura Cherry Blossom!

遂に行ってきました、河津桜

今日は普段会社に行くのより圧倒的に早い6時半起床で伊豆の踊り子号で東京から河津へ。熱海までは座れたけど、そこから車両切り離しで一時間ばかり立って行くことに。

河津に着いてみるととにかく凄い人!ある程度想像はしていたものの、駅から人で溢れ返っていました~。

駅を出ていきなり...凄い桜!線路の脇に続く桜と菜の花はとてもきれいでした~。そして川沿いに続く桜、桜、そして桜。一部は若干ピークを過ぎていて、葉が出てきちゃったり散ってたりしたけど、それでも充分満喫、堪能できました~。

そしてお昼に食べたさんま寿司、鯛焼きに野菜や肉が入ったもの、そして試食の饅頭、とにかく美味しかった~ぁ。もっと食べ歩きすればよかったかな...?(笑)

一つだけ残念だったのが、いい年こいた大人、中年が桜の下でご飯を食べたいが為に、写真を撮りたいが為に、何と菜の花を踏み倒していたこと。これでは若い人たちに示しが付かない。

帰りも電車は超満員。しばらく立っていたものの、早く並んでたお陰で小田原からは座れました~。いや~ぁ、本当に疲れた...。

河津桜、河津の皆さんありがと~ぉ!

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We went to see Kawazu Sakura Cherry Blossom!

I got up at 6:30AM, much earlier than weekdays, to get on Izu-no Odoriko line from Tokyo to Kawazu today. We were able to be seated until Atami, but had to be standing for about an hour due to changing train.

As soon as we arrived in Kawazu, there were tons of people! It was pretty much expected, but there were so many people all the way from the railway station.

As soon as we left Kawazu station... amazing cherry blossom! The cherry blossom and brassica campestris alongside the rail were beautiful. Along side the river, there were cherry blossom, cherry blossom, and more cherry blossom. Some of the trees already had leafs growing and petals falling off, but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

The sardine sushi, taiyaki with vegetables and meat, and free cherry cakes were all tasty. Perhaps we should have eaten more...? :-P

One thing that really disappointed me was the fact that there were all these adults and middle aged people knocking off some brassica campestris in order to have lunch or take photos under cherry blossom. What a great example to all these kids and young people.

The train back home was also packed. We had to be standing for a while, but could get seated after Odawara. We were sooooooo knackered...

Thank you, Kawazu Sakura and people in Kawazu!













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