Thank you, 1950Greg. I think the Imperial Palace is the best cherry-viewing site in Tokyo as far as I saw. As the park, Shinjuku Gyoen Park is the best cherry-viewing park in Tokyo. (Iâ€™m sorry but I havenâ€™t post pictures of Shinjuku Gyoen in full bloom.) By the way, on May 5, my sister went to Kakunodate in Tohoku region (about 2 hour ride of bullet train to the north-east direction from Tokyo). In Kakunodate some old Samurai Houses are kept nicely. Some of them are 250 to 300 years old. Samurai Housesâ€™ area is also famous for Sidare-zakura. This year Sidare-zakuras there became full bloom on May 3. But when my sister visited on May 5, some of them started to fall and the best time was over in 2 days due to the sudden hot change of the weather. (Japan is having unusual spring. We had cold April and from the beginning of May, temperature started to rise and on the 5th of May the highest temperature in Tokyo was 27.4 and on the 6th, 27.8. In Kyoto and some inner parts temperature went up over 30 degrees.) She sent me a picture of Somei-yoshinos on the bank of Hinokinai River in Kakunodate. In 1936 about 400 Somei-yoshinos were planted to commemorate the birth of the crown prince in those days. (Now he is the emperor) So those cherries are 74 years old now! Most of them are still in very good condition, I believe.