sakura Around the Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace is at the most central of Tokyo. And around the Imperial Palace is a famous spot of cherry blossoms. You can enjoy cherry blossoms at “Kitanomaru Park” and “Chidorigafuchi”. Kitanomaru Park is at north side of the Imperial palace and Chidorigafuchi is at west side.

Cherry blossoms bloom downward toward surface of water of moat there. Contrast of the water shimmering and pale pink of cherry blossoms are very impressive.

This area will be very crowded at this time every year. Flowers are illuminated at night when they are in full bloom. There is boats rental and it is very popular. If you want to ride the boat on the weekend, you may have to wait a few hours.

Nearest Stations

  • Takeshiba Sta. ( Tozai Line )
  • Kudanshita Sta. ( Tozai Line , Hanzomon Line , Toei Shinjuku Line )
  • Hanzomon Sta. ( Hanzomon Line )

Chidorigafuchi

Cherry blossoms seen from the boat are exceptionally beautiful.

Cherry blossoms are illuminated at Chidorigafuchi.

You can enjoy fantastic view different from daytime.

sakura Ueno Park

Ueno Park is famous by museums and a zoo. But it is also famous by cherry blossoms since old time. There are about 1200 trees of cherry blossoms, and the park is illuminated by about 1100 pieces of Japanese lanterns during “Ueno Cherry Blossoms Festival”. About 300 thousand people come every day and total 2 millions people come in its season every year.

Nearest Stations

  • Ueno Sta. ( JR , Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hibiya Line , Keisei Line )

Ueno Park is very crowded with many people all day during "Sakura Festival".

Ueno Park is very crowded with many people all day during “Sakura Festival”.

sakura Sumida Park

Sumida Park is close of Asakusa Sta. About 1000 trees are planted both sides along Sumida River between Sakurabashi bridge and Azuma-bashi bridge. And you can also enjoy them on a water bus or a houseboat called “Yakatabune”. The water water buses and boats will be very crowded when cherry bloom fully.

Nearest Stations

sakura Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Shinjuku Gyoen is a paid park. You can enjoy the most popular variety “Someiyoshino” during from late March to early April. And then, “Yaezakura” blooms during from mid-April to the end of April. Yaezakura is a different variety from Someiyoshino. There are three entrances at Shinjuku Gyoen Park.

Nearest Stations

Shinjukumon Gate
  • Shinjuku Sta. ( JR , Keio, Odakyu / 10 min. walk )
  • Shinjuku-gyoenmae Sta. ( Marunouchi Line / 5 min. walk )
  • Shinjuku-sanchome Sta. ( Fukutoshin Line , Toei Shinjuku Line / 5 min. walk )
Okidomon Gate
  • Shinjuku-gyoenmae Sta. ( Marunouchi Line / 5 min. walk )
Sendagayamon Gate
  • Sendagaya Sta. ( JR Chou Line & Sobu Line / 5 min. walk )
  • Kokuritsu-kyogijo Sta. ( Oedo Line / 5 min. walk )
  • Kita-sando Sta. ( Fukutoshin Line / 10 min. walk )
  • [Open] 9:00 – 16:00
  • [Close] Monday, Dec. 29 – Jan. 3 *The park will open 7 days a week specially during from Mar. 24 to Apr. 25 and from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15.
  • [Entrance fee] adult: 200 yen, child: 50 yen

sakura Kamakura

Kamakura City is a beautiful and old Japanese fashioned town that established more than 800 years ago. It is also a popular place with Japanese people. Kamakura is a little far place from Tokyo. But you can trip there by local train in one day.

Kamakura Daibutsu Big Budda

Cherry blossoms are very special flowers for Japanese as a symbol of spring arrival. So, cherry blossoms forecast will be announced.

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