Japan’s capital is a famous tourist city with many interesting and impressive things. One of them is included many activities Hanami in cherry blossom time. Now, let discover top 14 best places to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo.
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Hanami has meaning that flower viewing, enjoy traditional Japanese flowers. The flower is cherry blossoms (sakura) or less common is dream flowers. This traditional customs are quite common in Japan. Each of time when the flowers bloom, people often take the time to sit under the cherry trees to see the flowers, fun, singing, eating and relaxing. Without much time to stay, you can walk through the park, the road of flowers, or areas with cherry blossoms, so that you also have to participate in Hanami activities.
Normally, people often go with friends and their family to the park, they underwent the blue plastic mats to admire the beautiful cherry above the high.
Hanami sessions are not just admiring flowers, mostly not for those who prefer the quiet and simple view flower by the public places are always noisy with activities. You will often see many people coming here playing, eating and chatting. A picnic party with lots of fun besides viewing flower.
14 best places to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo.
Tokyo Hanami season begins in late March or early April and lasts about a week. The exact time changes a lot over the years (depending on weather). When the cherry trees bloom everyone wants to be outside. Companies, friends, and family join in the Hanami parties under the trees.
In Tokyo, there are hundreds of places for admiring cherry blossom. In Hanami festival, Tokyo people usually go to 14 best most beautiful places to admire flowers below, of course with us would be too much, but let’s chosen the suitable time and distance from the hotel you stay. If you have friends in Tokyo, do not forget to join them in the Hanami parties
1. Canal Chidori-ga-Fuchi
Hundreds of cherry blossom trees along the canal banks of the Imperial Palace Chidorigafuchi bloom flowers every season. You can walk, or rent a boat along the canal to see the flowers. At the end of the season, the water of the canals is covered sakura petals look very nice.
Address: 1-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda (Hanzomon station, exit 3). Boat rental price is 7 dollars to 30 minutes.
Telephone: (+81) 3-3292-5530
2. Shinjuku Gyoen Park
Shinjuku Gyoen is a park of 144 acres (more 58 hectares) near Shinjuku with 1,500 cherry trees. Park is quite large, and you can find a quiet spot for yourself. This is also a good place to hold a big Hanami party. Shinjuku Gyoen has more than a dozen varieties of cherry blossom. And Kanzan Sakura blooms later, in late April.
The park is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm (not receiving visitors from 4 pm). Park is closed on Monday (except for cherry blossom season), if the 2nd falls on a public holiday, it will be closed on Tuesday.
Address: 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku (Shinjukugyoenmae, Shinjuku stations).
Telephone: (+81) 3-3350-0151
Prices: 2 dollars
3. Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi Park is a large park (134 acres) with over 600 cherry trees. This is a favorite destination of the Hanami hipsters and young people living near Harajuku and Shibuya
Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan
Telephone: (+81) 3-3469-6081
4. Omiya Koen Park in Saitama
Omiya Koen Park is far from Tokyo (Saitama) about 30 minutes. A large park is covered by Sakura trees (about 1,200 trees). The cherry gardens create a large multiple roof, covering over the park. Trees are lit in the evening.
Address: 4 Chome Takahanacho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture 330-0803, Japan
Telephone: (+81) 48-641-6391
5. Koganei Park
This is the second largest park in Tokyo (196 acres) with 2,000 cherry trees in the park.
Address: Japan, 〒184-0001 Tokyo, Koganei, 関野町1−13−1
Telephone: (+81) 42-385-5611
6. The Imperial Palace East Garden
The Imperial Palace East Garden is a part of the Royal Palace. It is open to the public and there are dozens of cherry trees. The park is only open during the day, and fairly quiets, not hell the party.
Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan
Telephone: (+81) 3-3213-1111
7. Yasukuni Shrine
Yasukuni shrine has about 600 cherry trees. A temple is a place where hell Sakura festival, with the participation of 200 professional Sumo wrestler.
Address: 3 Chome-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-8246, Japan
Telephone: (+81) 3-3261-8326
8. Inokashira Park
You want a flower viewing party under a cherry tree? If you really have this intention, I suggest you should go to the Inokashira Park. This is one of the famous parks from the Edo Period in Tokyo. In the park, there is a lake, and you can hire yourself a boat easily. Along drop boat floating on the lake and enjoy a taste of brilliant cherry blossoms flowers which reflect down the lake, all of them make a subtle and serene picture but equally romantic. This location is particularly suitable for couples who love romance.
Address: 1-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
Telephone: (+81) 422-47-6900
9. Meguro River, Naka Meguro
This is one of the top places to enjoy the cherry blossoms shows, especially Yozakura (view cherry blossom at night). Located in the Meguro district, this place is famous for Nakameguro Sakura Festival is held annually in early April. There are many cherry trees are planted along the riverbank Meguro, draped in brightly colored pink flowers falling down the canal. Here is said that is a great place to produce perfect images in spring. In my opinion, flower viewing festival will not be perfect without visiting this place.
Do you know? There are millions of reasons for tourists to visit Tokyo, but of course, to enjoy the show cherry Meguro waterfront is an important reason for it.
Address: Meguro River, Naka Meguro, Japan.
10. Koishikawa Botanical Garden
This is a relatively quiet place if you want to experience the private moments with family and friends. However, here has a drawback which you have to pay for visiting the garden.
Honestly, this place is worthy for you to visit during cherry blossom season. You should assure that you will not regret having been in charge to visit this garden anywhere. There are many different kinds of cherry blossoms you can find here, including the traditional Japanese garden. Enjoy your time begins with white cherry blossom trees is a special experience which is hard to forget. It is worthwhile to pay the entrance fee, right?
Address: 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0001, Japan.
Telephone: (+81) 3-3814-0138
11. Sumida Park
The cherry trees at Sumida Park will become ever more brightly in bloom period. Cherry blossoms are planted along both 2 shores of the river. This is one of the frequently crowded places into the hanami occasion. However, if you can imagine beautiful scenery despite the crowd, you’ll want to come here once during the cherry blossoms opening time. You can also buy a train ticket, enjoy the view from the two river shore along the Sumida River. It’s so interesting!
Address: 1, 2, and 5 Mukojima, 7-11-1 and 2-1 Hanakawa-by Asakusa, Sumida-ku, Sumida Park, Tokyo, Japan.
12. Ueno Park
During Hanami season, this place always crowded by people who love cherry blossoms. A special thing in Ueno Park is thousands of cherry trees are bloom (period of the cherry blossoms in full bloom) simultaneously. Many people recognize that this place is in the top most beautiful places for viewing cherry blossom not only in Tokyo but also of the whole of Japan.
In addition, coming to this park, you also have the opportunity to visit the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Zoo, Kaneji Temple, Toshogu Temple and many other exciting attractions. Ueno Park is considered the place for the picnics and enjoys the most beautiful cherry blossoms. Make sure that you will not miss this place when coming to Tokyo in cherry blossom season!
However, if you want to get a nice location for the picnic, do not forget to go soonest. Otherwise no having any place. The best time to visit this place is at the end of March to early April.
Address: Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-0007, Japan
Telephone: (+81) 3-3828-5644
13. Asukayama Park
Every time I have visited this place, I am really impressed by the scenery that cherry blossoms bring to Asukayama Park, feel the spring come in every breath. Of course, I always believe that if you are really like the cherry; make sure that you will not skip this destination. And really if you have a picnic at this place, it might be a good opportunity for you to have some time to relax deeply. According to my opinion, you should bring bento ( the particular type of Japanese box rice) and some wine to enjoy! You will be really impressed by the scenery of the Asukayama Park.
Address: 1-1 Oji, Kita, Tokyo 114-0002, Japan.
Telephone: (+81) 3-3908-9275
14. Showa Kinen Koen (Showa Memorial Park)
This is a large and beautiful park in the Tachikawa cit – always brilliant particular splendor in each spring. The ground is covered with many kinds of flowers during the spring and summer. When autumn flooding back, you can admire the colorful autumn leaves are brightly colored in the sky. Mention to this place, you’re probably curious about the spring landscape, right? So, let’s come and admire this place to feel all the beauty of this place.
From the early to mid-April is the perfect time for you to admire the cherry blossoms. This is a park with a large area, so my advice is that you should hire a bicycle and use them as a vehicle to visit this park.
Address: Showa Kinen Park Office 3173 Midori-cho Tachikawa City Tokyo 190-8558, Japan.
Telephone: (+81) 42-528-1751
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