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 Read more [...]
Best Tokyo Cherry Blossom Spots
There are many locations throughout Tokyo that you can see cherry blossom, but we created a list of the Best Tokyo Cherry Blossom Spots. In addition, we have a extensive list of many other locations throughout the city that have great cherry blossom.
Most Popular Spots
The two most popular Tokyo Cherry Blossom viewing locations are:
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden features 1,300 trees which can create walls of blossom, but what makes this one of the best locations is the large variety of cherry blossom trees, 65 in all. This large variety of trees means a longer period when at least some of the trees are in bloom. This means blossom can still be on show at the end of April, compared to the normal late March through to mid April.
Ueno Park is said to be Tokyo’s number one hanami spot. It certainly seems to be the most popular location for parties in cherry blossom season, with people arriving early in the morning to reserve a small area for their party group to use later that day. While Ueno Park has some 1,000 cherry blossom trees, it is the 300m long sakura boulevard that steals the show. There are large blossom trees along both sides of this pedestrian boulevard that is crowded well into the evenings when the delicate lighting creates a different ambiance in the blossom tunnel.
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 Read more [...]