Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo Japan

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The much-anticipated pink and white blooms show the fact that the winter season is finally ending - this is the cherry blossom season, which is a famous part of spring in Japan. The cherry blossom can only be enjoyed for two weeks, so everybody goes to view these flowers, also known as hanami. Hanami 「花見」is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, "flower" in this case almost always meaning cherry blossom(sakura) or plum blossom. From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan. The estimated best of viewing date in Tokyo this year is from April 1 to April 9, according to the Japan Weather Association. Where to see cherry blossom (sakura) in Tokyo? There are various Hanami events that you should check. Let us show you the best places to view sakura in Tokyo, Japan.

Koishikawa Botanical Garden 【小石川植物園】
Koishikawa Botanical Garden 【小石川植物園】
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Season: April 5 ~

Nearby Stations:
10 minutes walk from Hakusan station of Mita subway line.
15 minutes walk from Myogadani station of Marunouchi subway line

The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens (小石川植物園, Koishikawa Shokubutsuen, 40 acres, 16 hectares) are botanical gardens with arboretum operated by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science. Koishikawa Botanical Garden is open from 9:00am to 16:30 of every day, except every Mondays and 29th Dec. -- 3rd Jan.

Inokashira Onshi Park 【井の頭恩賜公園】
Inokashira Onshi Park 【井の頭恩賜公園】
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Season: April 5 ~

Nearby Stations:
Ueno Station
Nezu Station

The Inokashira Onshi Koen in Musashino, Tokyo contains the Edo Period-built Inokashira Pond and the Kanda River Water Source, the major water sources of the Kanda River, which was opened in 1917. There are three famous ponds in this area; Inokashira pond, Sanpo-ji pond, and Zenpuku-ji pond. There are about 460 cherry trees that is famous for cherry blossoms.

Asukayama Park 【飛鳥山公園】
Asukayama Park 【飛鳥山公園】
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Season: April 5~

Nearby Stations:
Asakuyama Station
 Ōji Station 

Asukayama Park (飛鳥山公園 Asukayama Kōen) is a public park in Kita, Tokyo, Japan.

Sumida Park in Sumida Ward【墨田区隅田公園】
Sumida Park in Sumida Ward
Nazcar Pine

Season: April 5-

Nearby Stations:
Asakusa (Tobu Isesaki Line, and Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
Honjo Azuma-bashi (Toei Asakusa Line)

There are 100 cherry blossom trees that were planted according to the order of Tokugawa Yoshimune (the eighth shogun) in the year 1717. Since then many people have planted trees in this area, and the bokutei cherry bloom trees have become a famous spot.  There are events in this area include the Bokutei Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossom Tsutsumi Dori Street Flower Festival (Higashi Shirahige Park), and more. Check out our event page for more information.

Shinjuku Gyoen 【新宿御苑】
Shinjuku Gyoen 【新宿御苑】
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Season: April 5~

Nearby Stations:
Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
Sendagaya (JR)
Shinjuku (JR) - 10min walk

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (新宿御苑Shinjuku Gyoen) is a large park with an eminent garden in Shinjuku and Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It was originally a residence of the Naitō family in the Edo period. It was first opened to the public as Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden after World War II. 

 

Yoyogi Park 【代々木公園】
Yoyogi Park 【代々木公園】Sakura
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Season: April 5~

Nearby Stations:
Harajuku (JR)
Yoyogi Koen / Yoyogi Park (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
Meiji Jingu Mae (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
Yoyogi Hachiman (Odakyu Odawara Line)

Yasukuni Shrine 【靖国神社】
Yasukuni Shrine 【靖国神社】 hanami Sakura
Nazcar Pine

Season: April 5~

Nearby Stations:
Kudanshita (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line & Hanzomon Line, and Toei Shinjuku Line)
Iidabashi (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Nanboku Line, & Yurakucho Line)
Ichigaya (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, and Toei Shinjuku Line)

Ueno Onshi Park 【上野恩賜公園】
 【上野恩賜公園】

Season: April 5-

Nearby Station:
Ueno Station (JR, Tokyo Metro, and Keisei)

Chidorigafuchi 【千鳥ヶ淵】
Chidorigafuchi 【千鳥ヶ淵】Hanami 2015
Nazcar Pine

Season: April 5-

Nearby Stations:
Kudanshita (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, and Toei Shinjuku Line)
Hanzomon (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)

Chidorigafuchi is a moat located in the northwest of the Imperial Palace, and it is said the name comes from the moat's shape, which resembles plovers (chidori in Japanese), which is one of the most famous cherry-blossom viewing spot in Tokyo. Crowds gather between Kudanshita and Hanzomon stations to contemplate the snow-white blossoms.

Meguro River 【目黒川】

Nearby Stations:
Nakameguro Sta. (Tokyu Toyoko Line, and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
Meguro Sta. (JR)

 

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