All Cherry Blossom in Tokyo

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.

Best Tokyo Cherry Blossom Spots - Shinjuku Gyoen

Cherry Blossom – Shinjuku Gyoen

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.

Cherry Blossom along main path - Ueno Park Tokyo

Cherry Blossom along main path Ueno Park Tokyo

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    Yasukuni Shrine

    Yasukuni Shrine is Shinto Shrine which houses the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan’s wars. Yasukuni Shrine is controversial because it houses the soles of convicted war criminals executed by the Allies. Yasukuni Shrine received international media coverage when Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi visited the shrine, causing read more

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    Inokashira Park

    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 read more

  • Aoyama Cemetery

    Aoyama Cemetery, in Minato Tokyo, was Japan’s first public cemetery. Today Aoyama Cemetery is a popular location for viewing cherry blossom in early April.

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    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    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 is a very popular location for viewing cherry blossom. Shinjuku Gyoen covers an area of 58 hectares, has a more than 20,000 trees and read more

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    Ueno Park

    Ueno Park is home to most of the attractions in the Ueno District, 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 read more

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    Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

    Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is a beautiful historic traditional Japanese garden in the Kaiyu-shiki-teien or promenade style with a pond and a pair of hills which represent Mount Lu in China. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is one of only seven sites in Japan that is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special read more

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    Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens

    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 read more

  • Sumida Park

    Sumida Park 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. The is also a great place to view and take pictures of Tokyo read more

  • Koganei Park

    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 read more