Out & About: Kameido Wisteria Festival

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Roy’s mom came to visit us for Golden Week, but sadly she missed all the sakura action only a few weeks prior. Luckily Roy found a wisteria festival that was happening in Kameido! The crowds, booths, and wonderful scenery was a good way to experience a taste of what we went through during sakura season.

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I was surprised to see how much of the festival took place around water.

 
We were greeted with a massive pond with several different ways to navigate the area. Most of the crowds were concentrated in the center, so we wound our way around the outer perimeters.

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This view was right at the entrance.

 

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Love the reflection of the pond on the underside of the bridge.

 

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The crowds were more intense as you got to the center.

 

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True to the Kameido name (“turtle door”), there were a ton of turtles hanging out.

 
One thing I didn’t expect to see were all the turtles! I would like to think that they were the ones who hosted the festival for the public. I may have taken more pictures of them than the actual flowers.

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Tokyo Sky Tree in the distance.

 

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What would be a festival without cramped food vendors?

 
I love looking at all the food stalls at a festival. Roy and his mom got some yakitori which some drunk old people explained to them how to enjoy (“eat while hot” + “add some shichimin to it”).

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Towards the back of the festival was a shrine with some live performances.

 

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More turtles sunning themselves.

 

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Turtle butt.

 

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Hilarious sleeping ducks.

 

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I had to zoom in on the duck and turtle. Note the turtle’s posture. Note it.

 

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Turtle friends.

 

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Pretty sweet spot for a turtle.

 
The area outside of the shrine area was fun to explore as well – streets were closed off for shoppers to wander around, with numerous back alleys hiding various hole-in-the-wall restaurants. If you missed the sakura season but still happen to be in Japan for springtime, then definitely give Kameido a visit! The turtles are waiting for you.

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