Yoshino Baigō (吉野梅郷) is a plum garden near Hinatawada Station on the Ōme Line in Okutama. It has 25 000 trees in 100 different varieties, and is arguably the best spot for plum blossoms in Tokyo. The trees are in full bloom right now.
You can still see signs of autumn in Tokyo, since some Japanese maples don’t change colour until mid-December or later. I took these photos at Zōjō-ji in Minato-ku earlier this week.
I spotted this fence at Zōjō-ji in Minato-ku.
Japanese gardeners wrap certain plants in straw coverings in winter to protect them against the cold. It has a double function: it also serves as a beautiful decoration.