TOKYO CHERRY BLOSSOM
Tokyo Cherry Blossom Guide includes descriptions and locations of the best places to view Tokyo Cherry Blossom. Tokyo Cherry Blossom Guide includes sites on found in Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.
The Tokyo Cherry Blossom season normally runs from the last days of March through the first two weeks of April, however it varies from year to year. This list of Tokyo Cherry Blossom spots includes the sites on Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots list, plus some other notable Tokyo Cherry Blossom spots. Within each section the locations are sorted alphabetically and not in order of quality.
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Inogashira Park across Musashino and Mitaka in western Tokyo is a public park given to the people by the emperor in 1913 as the Inokashira Imperial Gift Park. Inogashira Park features a large lake and beautiful cherry blossom, in late March and early April, and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. at the south western end of Inogashira Park is the Ghibli Museum.
Koganei Park is the second largest park in Tokyo and extends over four cities; Koganei, Kodaira, Nishitokyo and Musashino. Koganei Park is most famous for its cherry blossom in April and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Koganei Park also features the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park and one of the most beautiful in Tokyo featuring Japanese, French and English styles. With 1,500 cherry trees, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a very popular location for viewing cherry blossom. The park overlaps both Shinjuku and Shibuya .
Sumida Park, in Sumida Tokyo, is most famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Sumida Park derives its name from the Sumida River which flows along one side of the park.
Ueno Park adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and many museums including Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall. In cherry blossom season, Ueno Park is Tokyo's most popular spot for outdoor hanami parties. Ueno Park also features several temples and shrines including Bentendo Hall Temple, Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple and Toshogu Shrine.
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Kinuta Park is in Setagaya, Tokyo. Kinuta Park is famous for is cherry blossom (sakura) viewing. Kinuta Park has at least three varieties Someyoshino, Yamazakura, and Yaezakura, which makes for a relatively long viewing season of over two weeks. Kinuta Park also features a baseball and soccer fields and cycling course.
Kitanomaru Park is next to Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens in central Tokyo. Walking through Kitanomaru Park is a pleasant and convenient way to get to Yasukuni Shrine. Kitanomaru Park features cherry blossom in late March and early April. Kitanomaru Park also houses the Nihon Budokan, which regularly stages martial arts competitions.
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is a beautiful historic Japanese garden close to Tokyo University, who now owns the park, in the Bunkyo ward of Tokyo. Yorifusa Mito, a Daimyo, started construction of Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in 1629, but it was completed by his successor Mitsukuni Mito. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is one of only seven sites in Japan that is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden features a traditional Japanese garden in the Kaiyu-shiki-teien, strolling or promenade style with a pond and a pair of hills which represent Mount Lu in China.
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the home of the Emperor of Japan (the Japanese head of state). Tokyo Imperial Palace is surrounded by a moat and a high wall and occupies the most expensive square kilometre in the world. The Tokyo Imperial Palace is within the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo.
Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens, next to the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo once formed part of Edo Castle. Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens are kept in impeccable condition and certainly one of Tokyo's best gardens. Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens are particularly beautiful during the March and April plum and cherry blossom seasons. Entrance is free through a number of gates; most visitors use the Otemachi gate near the subway station of the same name.
Yasukuni Shrine is a controversial shrine to Japan's war dead, housing the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan's wars — including convicted war criminals executed by the Allies. The Yasukuni Shrine is in Chiyoda ward Tokyo.
Author: Craig Fryer