Mukoujima Hyakkaen has been a recognised flower viewing spot since the Edo era, with the layout and some of the buildings also dating from that time. They have 18 kinds of plum tree, 60 trees in total — not so many, truth be told — but the real attraction this weekend is the Ume Matsuri. Guide volunteers will offer 30-miunute tours through the garden at 11am and 2pm, for free (though there is a fee to enter the garden initially). Around the site, a variety of Edo games and activities will be running for visitors to take part in, including tousenkyo (throwing Japanese fans at targets), age-old street performances, and shinnai joururi (musical storytelling).
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