“Sakura (cherry blossoms)” can be said to be a spring tradition.
Here are some of the places where you can enjoy cherry blossoms in Tokyo.
Not only the beauty of the daytime under the blue sky, but also the spots where the cherry blossoms are light up, you can enjoy a different look from the daytime.
If you are wondering where to go, please refer to it!
1.Night cherry blossom spot with illumination
・Meguro River (目黒川)
A popular spot with rows of cherry blossom trees on both banks of the river for about 4km.
At night, the dim lights sway on the surface of the river, creating a more fantastic world.
Most of the 800 cherry trees are Yoshino cherry trees, and the best time to see them is from late March to early April.
There are many fashionable cafes and shops along the Meguro River, and you can enjoy shopping while watching the cherry blossoms.
■ Meguro River (目黒川)
address: Nakameguro, Meguro City, Tokyo
・Chidorigafuchi Park (千鳥ヶ淵公園)
One of the most famous cherry blossom spots in Tokyo.
Located between Chidorigafuchi on the west side of the Imperial Palace and the British Embassy, about 260 cherry trees such as Yoshino cherry tree and Oyama cherry blossom bloom.
Every year during the Sakura Festival, the cherry blossoms on the Chidorigafuchi Green Road are lit up fantastically, and the boathouse is open at night.
You can take pictures that look like postcards.
■ Chidorigafuchi Park (千鳥ヶ淵公園)
address: Tokyo, Chiyoda, Kojimachi, 1-2
・Ueno Onshi Park (上野恩賜公園)
Known as a cherry blossom viewing spot since the Edo period, it is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot that represents Tokyo.
In Ueno Onshi Park, about 800 cherry trees, mainly Yoshino cherry trees, are in full bloom.
It is a popular spot where you can see the cherry blossoms at night, illuminated by the dim lights at night.
Many stores are open, and you can enjoy a festival-like atmosphere.
■ Ueno Onshi Park (上野恩賜公園)
address: Tokyo, Taito, Uenokoen, 8, 5-20
・Rikugien Gardens (六義園)
Rikugien Garden is a strolling artificial hill spring water garden built in 1695 over 7 years during the Edo period.
It is a Japanese garden with literary charm such as a small artificial hill and a large pond.
The weeping cherry tree, which is a symbol of Rikugien Garden, is about 15m high and about 20m wide, and the sight of the light red flowers flowing down and blooming like a waterfall is a masterpiece.
When it is in full bloom, which is a little earlier than Yoshino cherry tree, it will be lit up for a limited time.
Don’t miss the beautiful sight of the petals emerging in the night sky, which is different from the daytime.
■ Rikugien Gardens (六義園)
address: 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo
・Sumida Park (隅田公園)
Sumida Park spreads across the Sumida River, straddling Taito Ward and Sumida Ward.
The cherry blossom belt colors the river surface lively for about 1km.
At night, the cherry blossoms in the park are lit up, creating a fantastic sight.
You can also enjoy the collaboration with Tokyo Skytree® and the elegant cherry blossom viewing on the Sumida River houseboat, where you can see the cherry blossom trees on both banks.
■ Sumida Park (隅田公園)
address: 7-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
・Tokyo Midtown (東京ミッドタウン)
About 200m in front of the garden terrace in Tokyo Midtown, Sakura-dori is lined with splendid branches of cherry blossom trees that have been rooted in this area since the time of the former Defense Agency, and in the spring it becomes a cherry blossom tunnel.
An event with elaborate taste is held every year according to the best time to see.
The cherry blossoms at night are also lit up.
■ Tokyo Midtown (東京ミッドタウン)
address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo
2. Sakura spots to enjoy with your family
・Yoyogi Park (代々木公園)
“Yoyogi Park” is the fifth largest metropolitan park in the 23 wards.
There are about 700 cherry trees such as Yoshino cherry tree and Oyama cherry tree, and if it blooms early, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing from around February.
The highlight of the park is the “Cherry Garden” located between the Shibuya Gate and the South Gate. The stalls are lined up during the best season, so you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in a festive mood.
■ Yoyogi Park (代々木公園)
address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
・Koganei Park (小金井公園)
In the vast garden, about 1,700 cherry trees of about 50 species, including wild cherry trees, Yoshino cherry trees, and prunus leveilles, are planted.
Especially, at Sakuranoen, you can enjoy cherry blossoms for a long time from the end of March to the end of April.
There is also a splendid row of cherry blossom trees in the adjacent Tamagawa Aqueduct, so it is recommended to take a short trip.
■ Koganei Park (小金井公園)
address: 1-13-1 Sekinocho, Koganei, Tokyo
・Kinuta Park (砧公園)
“Kinuta Park” where you can enjoy with your family and friends, with lawns spread over a vast open space.
About 930 cherry trees such as Yoshino cherry tree and wild cherry tree are planted in the plaza.
There are many cherry blossoms that exceed 3m around the trunk, and it is attractive to be able to see the growing branches at the height in front of you.
■ Kinuta Park (砧公園)
address: 1-1 Kinutakoen, Setagaya, Tokyo
3. Sakura spots known to those in the know
・Shiba Park (芝公園)
It is the oldest park in Japan and there are about 140 cherry trees in the park.
A popular cherry-blossom viewing spot that is visited by many office workers on their way home from work, where you can admire the Tokyo Tower and the cherry blossoms at night that color the night in the city.
The beautiful collaboration between Sakura and Tokyo Tower is a must-see.
The spectacular spot is near the Maruyama Kofun.
■ Shiba Park (芝公園)
address: 4-10-17 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo
・Toneri Park (舎人公園)
Approximately 1,000 cherry trees are planted on a vast site with large-scale sports facilities, plazas of various sizes, and ponds.
One of the highlights is the “Reagan Sakura” that was planted when the former President Reagan’s wife came to Japan.
The cherry blossoms that form the basis of the saplings are said to have been given by Japan in 1890.
■ Toneri Park (舎人公園)
address: 1-10 Tonerikoen, Adachi, Tokyo
・Hibiya Park (日比谷公園)
It is a Western-style modern park, and the flower beds are full of colorful flowers throughout the year.
The number of cherry blossoms is not so many, about 40, but the appearance of cherry blossoms blooming near Kumogata Pond and the fountain of cranes is wonderful.
In addition, the scenery from the Seagull Field is popular, and you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing from either bench.
■ Hibiya Park (日比谷公園)
address: 1 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda, Tokyo
4. Sakura MAP in Tokyo
Since ancient times, Japan has a culture of enjoying cherry blossom viewing during the cherry blossom season.
Follow the rules and have fun.
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