Spring of Tokyo begins March and ends May. This three months is the best season to come Tokyo! What do you do? Of course you may as well go cherry-blossom viewing(HANAMI)!
So now let me introduce 5 popular cherry-blossom places. Let’s have a party with watching beautiful cherry blossom!
History of cherry-blossom viewing → ” Spring has come! Go to cherry-blossom viewing”
HANAMI at Sumida Park
The best place to cherry blossom viewing is here Sumida Park. You can enjoy cherry blossom with TokyoSkytree. Cherry trees at Sumida Park were planted by Yoshimune Tokugawa, the eighth great shogun of Edo period in 1720. There are 640 cherry trees across Sumida River.
This park is placed both side of Sumida River, so it’s separated East side and West side.
Address : 1 Mukojima, Sumida, Tokyo
Nearest station : Tokyoskytree Station or Asakusa Station on Tokyoskytree line.
HANAMI at Ueno Park
Ueno Park is located near the famous zoo, Ueno Zoo. There are 1200 cherry trees planted in the park. This park is also known as cherry blossom viewing at night. When the night has come, 1100 lanterns light the trees. It’s so beautiful as much as I lose my word!
Address : 7-47 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo
Nearest station : Ueno Station on JR lines
HANAMI at Chidoriga Fuchi
Chidoriga Fuchi is located near Tokyo Imperial Palace. I could say it is part of the palace because it’s connected. There are 170 cherry trees planted. This park is also known as cherry blossom viewing at night. You can see lighted up cherry trees at night.
Address : 1-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Nearest station : Hanzomon Station on Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line
HANAMI at Yasukuni Shrine
Yasukuni Shrine is located near Chidoriga Fuchi. This shrine is very popular place for cherry blossom viewing. There are a lot of food booths, so I often stay this shrine all day.
There is the sample cherry tree of Tokyo, which we can observe for the cherry blooming day.
sample cherry tree of Tokyo. So beautiful!
Address : 3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Nearest station : Kudanshita Station on Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line or Tozai line.
HANAMI at Asukayama Park
Asukayama Park is a big park in Tokyo. Cherry trees at the park were also planted by Yoshimune Tokugawa in 1720, so the history of cherry blossom viewing at this park has begun since Edo period.
Address : 1-1-3 Ouji, Kita, Tokyo
Nearest station : Ouji Station on JR Keihin Tohoku line or on Tokyo Metro Nanboku line.