5 Best Sakura Viewing Spot In Tokyo
It's almost spring, and we know you are waiting for the Sakura to bloom! You can see sakura pretty much everywhere in Japan, but this article is a must read for you guys who are planning to get the best for your sakura viewing activity in Tokyo this year!
Do you plan to do Hanami (viewing Sakura) in Japan as well?
Here are some best spot for Hanami in Tokyo, and I hope you experience an exciting and amazing hanami after reading this guide!
1. Inokashira Park
It encompasses the Inokashira Pond, in which you can rent a duck boat to enjoy Sakura viewing from inside the pond.
Admission fee to the park is free and you only need to pay for the boat rent to enjoy!
2. Yoyogi Park
Over 600 cherry trees are planted around the spacious Yoyogi Park, creating perfect place for picnic and hanami party. Aside from hanami, there many other activities you can do such as cycling course, bird park, watching concert at stages, take a walk at the garden, play soccer, go to the observation decks, etc.
Hundreds of cherry trees decorate the moats, creating one of Tokyo's most outstanding cherry blossom sights. There are sakura trees planted in the pedestrian road too and the trees are lit up at night in the cherry blossom season, creating a magical gorgeous tunnel of flowers.
Rowing boats are also available for rent, and admission are available for free!
4. Ueno Park
It features more than 1000 trees, (including the early blossom varieties of cherry blossom) along the street leading towards the National Museum and surrounding Shinobazu Pond.
Because of those early blossom varieties, this park is usually open 1-3 days earlier than other places for hanami.
5. Shinjuku Gyoen
There are late blooming sakura varieties, such as Kanzan Sakura which bloom as late as the end of April, therefore this spot can also be enjoyed even when other spots are already closed for sakura viewing.
- An International student having the adventure of her life in Tokyo, Japan.