Top 6 places for Cherry Blossom (Sakura) in Tokyo

1. Meguro River

Meguro River

It's one of the top places for cherry blossom in Tokyo. There are a lot of food boxes along the river. It's common for almost everyone in Tokyo to visit this pretty place during Sakura. So be prepared there live almost 40 million people in the greater Tokyo area which means it can be really crowded. Still a must visit, when you come to Tokyo during this wonderful season.

Location

To see this wonderful promenade you have to take the Tokyo Metro. Take the Hibiya line (Grey) which you can enter via Ebisu, Roppongi or Yurakucho. The station you have to get off is called "Naka-Meguro" which is the final stop. Take the west exit for the best way to come to the river.

There is also the Toyoko JR Line (Red) from Shibuya. Take the train in direction "Motomachi-Chugai"

Meguro River

2. Nihombashi

Nihombashi

Next to the Tokyo Station you can find the business district Nihombashi. There is next to several shopping opportunities the wonderful street "Edozakura-dori" which is one of the most beautiful places for the Cherry Blossom. There are many blooming trees to that time in this small street between the main street "Chuo dori Avenue" and the "Sotobori dori" 

Location

To access this cute little street you'll have to take the Ginza (orange) or the Hanzomon (purple) Metro line. The closest Station is the "Mitsukoshimae Station". Leave the station through the exit A5 and you'll be already in this lovely street.

If you want to come by JR you can take the Sobu Line (blue). Exit the train at "Shin-Nihombashi". Closest exit here is the number 3.

Nihombashi

3. Chidorigafuchi

Chidorigafuchi

Romantic pedal- or rowboat tour during the Cherry Blossom season? Enjoy this beautiful part of Tokyo next to the Emperor Palace on a sunny day. Be prepared, it's a common thing to do for couples in Tokyo so it's mostly crowded. If you don't want to take the boat there is also a wonderful walking way next to the water. 

Location

Close to the Emperor Palace you can find this romantic spot. To go here take the Metro Tozai Line (blue), Shinjuku Line (neon-green) or the Hanzomon Line (purple) and alight the train at the Kudanshita station. Take the exit number 2 and walk a bit straight until you come to the Chidorigafuchi green street. You'll find it on the left hand site. 

Chidorigafuchi

4. Aoyama Cemetery

Aoyama Cemetery

Probably it sounds a bit strange in the beginning to recommend a cemetery but it's still one of the top places to see the Cherry Blossom and no horror story! At spring time it's probably the prettiest cemetery in the world. There is a crossing in the middle of the cemetery from where you can see, in every direction, blooming trees. You can also see the Cherry Blossom without entering the cemetery.   

Location

The closest station to the cemetery is "Nigizaka station". You can reach this Metro station with the Chiyoda Line (dark green). Take the exit number 5 to enter the area.

Aoyama Cemetery

5. Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park

During the Sakura season you can find here a lot of Japanese people doing "Hanami". Hanami is the local way to celebrate this wonderful season. People picnic under the blooming trees and enjoy the atmosphere on their plastic blankets. The Yoyogi Park is also part of the Shibuya tour which you can find here. There is no entry fee to enter the park.  

Location

If you want to visit the biggest public park of Tokyo you can take the JR Yamanote line (green). Go out of the train at the "Harajuku station" and not at the Yoyogi station. Take the "Omotesando exit" for the fastest and easiest way.

If you come by Metro you can take the Chiyoda line (green) or Fukutoshin line (brown). The station name is "Meiji-jingumae 'Harajuku' station"

Yoyogi Park

6. Ueno Park

Ueno Park

Next to the Ueno zoo you can find the Ueno Park. In the middle of the Ueno Park exists a small temple called "Ueno Tōshō-gū" which has also a five storied pagoda. During the Cherry Blossom there are a couple of food boxes where you can buy some typical Japanese street food. Also there are a lot of Japanese people who practice "Hanami". Entry is for free!    

Location

The Ueno park has an own exit at the Ueno station. Just take the "Park exit" and follow the crowds. The Ueno station is part of the circle line Yamanote JR line (green). There are also the JR lines: Keihin-Tohoku (blue), Takasaki (orange), Utsunomiya (orange), Joban line (green).

 

Metro lines are Ginza line (orange) and Hibiya line (grey).  

Ueno Park

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