Ebigawa Cherry Blossoms

Most people don’t know about the cherry blossoms in Funabashi. If you’re looking for a place to see cherry blossoms that isn’t so crowded, Funabashi is your place. The first time I went there, I was so surprised by the hundreds of cherry blossom trees along the river. It’s beautiful during the day and as you can see in the picture, it’s very beautiful at night too.


Funabashi festival

Last weekend I went to the Funabashi City festival, and had a really great time.

I started out the day by going to a café near my house. I go there pretty often and know the staff. They convinced me to rent a yukata for the festival, and I decided to give it a try since I hadn’t worn one before.

My friends showed up at the café a few minutes later and we all took turns getting our yukatas and kimonos put on. After we were all ready, we took a few pictures with other people going to the festival and with our friends at the café. After that we decided to head to the festival to get some food and see the portable shrines.

Although it wasn’t my first summer festival, it was the first time I had spent the whole day in a yukata, and it was really comfortable. I had such a great time, and got to try some festival food that I hadn’t eaten before. Plus, I really liked the atmosphere of the festival; everyone seemed relaxed and in a good mood. I’m thinking about going to another festival or two in Chiba before the summer ends.