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The Cherry Blossom meetup @ Expo Park

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It's time to enjoy cherry blossoms viewing in Japan. I and Ayaka organized the cherry blossoms meetup in this year...we held it last year too,but it couldn't make by rainy. We had a lot of rainy days around the end of March. We were always worried about the weather, but on the 4th April we could see the blue sky!! Excellent!!  There are some great places for viewing cherry blossoms of course. We decided to go to The Expo Park this time. This is why tourist wouldn't go there by themself, It's not place for sightseeing but many things are there. The Expo park since 1970...there is a strange symbol,"tower of the Sun" built by Taro Okamoto.

 The member are: Yasuyo  Ayaka  Peetah  Kat&her husband,Stephan   Arnaud  Gijs  and some people from facebook.

He made it around 7min.

We met at the Hankyu-Umeda station. It's one of huge stations at Osaka and a bit complex. I know everyone can't go to third floor from second floor.lol  I can come to there if I had a luck! I was lost at the second floor this time,then I got call phone from Kat's husband and they found me easily:) We already together Kat,Stephan,Gijs,I and my daughter. I heard from Arnaud that only "Orenge",well we will find that key word during looking for to go to stairs for up!  We got the place which we meet,there is already Ayaka. And Arnaud found us a few minutes later. We each bought a lunch box and go to Expo Park now!...already past an hour!lol 

I saw that the Rubik's Cube printed on Arnaud's orenge T-shirts. It's his hobby we heard. Then he show playing the Rubik's Cube us it was awesome! He could make it very fast! And there are some strange cubes too.

All of us! TravBuddy!!
Did you see 7×7 of rubik's cube before? That was really amazing!! We were playing it during on the train. That made us feel fast arrived at the Expo Park:)

It was great sunny day! So many people coming to the park,we were a bit hard looking for the place which we could sit for Hanami (viewing under the cherry blossom's tree). As Japanese habit we take lunch box and drinking under the tree enjoying looking at beautiful cherry blossoms.We started taking lunch and drinking alcohol.  I didn't bring any alcohol because it's still day time:(  But we are talking a lot and it makes me feel like drinking beer as happier! I and Arnaud and Gijs are going to buy alcohols:) Kat preparing very well,she was bringing some sake:D We did "Kanpai"!!

Around 4pm,Kat and Stephan and Gijs had to go back Kyoto. After they left us we are going to walk around the park. The park faces is 260hectare...We found some interesting place to walk.

We found the place:) Lucky!
The flower garden,the Japanese style garden, the suspension bridge...Anywhere:)  My feeling was very nice walking in the sunny and with nice companions:)  TravBuddy meetup is always great thing for me:)  We left there after walking an hour and half,of course playing Rubik's Cube on the train as well;)

It was really nice a part of spring...Thank you for coming our cherry blossom's meetup!

 

ken2010 says:
Oh, didn't know that is such a great event!
Posted on: Sep 20, 2010
yasuyo says:
Arnaud,thank you for your such a lovely comment. You makes us so much fun what a wonderful TB companion:) I never forget that a great day! Thank you joining us and I wish you would have awesome experiences over the world!!
Posted on: Apr 07, 2010
whereisavg says:
It was a great day and it made me very glad I found out about TravBuddy. Without you I would have never found this park and had such a wonderful day.
Posted on: Apr 07, 2010
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He made it around 7min.
He made it around 7min.
All of us! TravBuddy!!
All of us! TravBuddy!!
We found the place:) Lucky!
We found the place:) Lucky!
At Hankyu Umeda station
At Hankyu Umeda station
Buying a rains ticket:)
Buying a rain's ticket:)
We shuffled the Rubiks Cube for A…
We shuffled the Rubik's Cube for …
Ayaka lost a piece of Rubiks cube…
Ayaka lost a piece of Rubik's cub…
This is 6×6.   
This is 6×6.  
fast! fast!! fast!!!
fast! fast!! fast!!!
We arrived at the Expo Park.
We arrived at the Expo Park.
The tower of Sun by Taro okamoto.
The tower of Sun by Taro okamoto.
since 1970,Osaka Expo
since 1970,Osaka Expo
Beautiful sky!
Beautiful sky!
Smelling cherry blossoms:)
Smelling cherry blossoms:)
so many people were there!
so many people were there!
Kat likes sake:D
Kat likes sake:D
And Kat taking Stephans lunch som…
And Kat taking Stephan's lunch so…
Behind of the tower
Behind of the tower
Ayano:)
Ayano:)
Peace! v(^^)v
Peace! v(^^)v
I & Ayano
I & Ayano
Arnaud made shakes at the suspensi…
Arnaud made shakes at the suspens…
He is wearing Ayanos jackets!! ha…
He is wearing Ayano's jackets!! h…
They are always friendly:)
They are always friendly:)
No need languages between they bot…
No need languages between they bo…
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