Yesterday, while walking around Komagome in Tokyo, I was thinking of visiting Rikugi-en, a famous garden for its huge weeping cherry. I used to live around there and felt a kind of nostalgic. But it was so crowded, so I changed my mind. Instead, I visited the temple nearby called “Kichijo-ji” which was really calm. It’s fun to find some quiet places like this where only locals visit.
By the way, Komagome is worth visiting for those who love sakura. Someiyoshino, the most representative sakura tree, originallly comes from this place – In the past, the place around Komagome was called “Somei village” where many gardeners lived.
There is such a cute mailbox in front of North Exit, JR Komagome Station.