Tokyo’s Most Famous Cherry Blossoms Viewing Spots!
Image Source: Cherry Blossoms by mrhayata on flickr
Many people visit Japan in the Spring just to see its beautiful cherry blossoms, the iconic flower of Japan that is famous for its beautiful pink petals.
Since last weekend, the cherry blossoms tree starts blooming in Tokyo, and this weekend is the peak for cherry blossoms in Tokyo!
Today we would like to share some of Tokyo’s most famous cherry blossoms spots, that are definitely walk every miles of you to visit!
1. Ueno Park
Image Source: Sakura at Ueno Park by Usodesita on flickr
Ueno Park is one of the most famous parks in Tokyo, and since it is located in central Tokyo, so you can access this park easily from most of major stations in Tokyo.
Ueno Park has the atmosphere of the oasis as it blends nature, culture, and entertainment into one. Known to be one of the best spots in Tokyo for cherry blossoms viewing, you can see cherry blossoms at Ueno Park from late March to early April.
This park accommodates around 800 cherry trees of 40 different kinds that fully bloom during that period. Many local and foreign tourists visit this park in Spring just to see its great collections of cherry blossoms.
In addition to its great cherry blossoms, you can visit Ueno Park to wander around the National Museum of Nature and Science and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum if you love science and art. You can visit Ueno Zoo if you want a more laid-back experiences!
2. Sumida Park
Image Source: Sumida Park by Christian Kadluba on flickr
Sumida Park is one of the biggest parks in Japan, and it stretches along the Sumida River and the area is over 100,000 square meters. Sumida Park is a popular cherry blossoms viewing spot, as people can enjoy both the view of cherry blossoms and Tokyo Skytree at the same time. In addition, the park is located nearby Asakusa, one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo that is always loaded by many local and foreign visitors every year.
The cherry trees at Sumida Park was first planted in Edo period, and the numbers of the cherry trees kept growing and as of todays, there are approximately 640 cherry trees in the park. The cherry trees are lining both banks of Sumida River over approximately 1km, that stretches between Azuma-bashi and Sakura-bashi, which are two of the most famous bridges of Tokyo.
This park is located near the foot of Tokyo Skytree, so visitors can capture both the cherry blossoms and Tokyo Skytree view by visiting this park. The view during the day is beautiful, but when both the cherry blossoms and the Tokyo Skytree are lit up, the night view of these things are on another level.
3. Meguro River
Image Source: Sakura by mrhayata on flickr
Meguro River is one of the longest and the most popular rivers in Tokyo, and with its 8 kilometers length, the river flows through central Tokyo to Tokyo Bay.
Meguro River is one of the most beautiful cherry blossoms spots in Tokyo, as there are approximately 800 cherry trees lining along the river banks, where the cherry blossoms blooming fully and proudly during the Spring.
There are many restaurants, cafes, and bars along the river where you can dine and drink while enjoying the cherry blossoms view. In the evening, the view of lit up cherry trees will definitely take your breath away!