What a colorful view it is!! In this week, we japanese say as "Golden week" because we can enjoy holidays from the end of April to the 5th, May. Many people come here to see the large field of Iceland poppy (300 thousand flowers!).
The following has been cited from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papaver_nudicaule. The Iceland Poppy is a boreal flowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of northern Europe and North America, Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, one foot, curved stems among feathery blue-green foliage 1-6 inches long. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous,containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids.
The flower plant was originally found in China, but today it can be seen in south europa and in Japan...
It is fine today, so many people enjoy playing in this field. This field is called "Min-na no harappa...
There is a large zelkova tree in a big park of as many as about 40 pieces in Tokyo Dome.
1.3 million cosmos flowers bloom here when autumn comes. This is a very large park, as big as forty T...
Throughout the four seasons one can appreciate various kinds of flowers in Japan. Plum blossoms are b...
This hill is covered with colorful cosmos flowers in fall. Many people in Tokyo come to see the large...
Winter Vista Illumination 2007 A fantastic large fountain over the Canal.
Winter Vista Illumination 2007 It is a fantastic Christmas tree made from a pile of champagne glasses.
Tama area is the name of the western part of Tokyo Metropolis. It consists of 26 cities, 3 towns and a village. A lot of people (about 4 milion) live in a eastern half part of the area. However, there are many mountains in the western part of Tama area, and there are very little flat land. Many hiking spots are in the western area, so you can enjoy walking on the trail, camping, and so on. If you see the beautiful mountain scene, you may not believe this is also in Tokyo.