Every year in Mid to late March, Tokyo, the bustling metropolis, becomes a mesmerizing landscape of pink and white hues with the arrival of cherry blossom season.
Here we show you no less than 66 prime cherry blossom viewing locations across the city making this possible the biggest Tokyo Cherry Blossom guide ever resembled.
Note that The cherry blossom spots are not grouped by ranking but by ward. You can expand the menu to browse or search for specific spots.
A few examples and their respective number on the list are Kitanomaru Park (1) and Chidorigafuchi Park (7) in Chiyoda-ku are renowned for their picturesque cherry blossom-lined moats, while the Yasukuni Shrine (8) holds a fascinating history alongside its stunning sakura display.
In Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Sakura Street (11) and Ginza Sakura-dori (12) provide an urban backdrop for the delicate blooms.
Minato-ku’s Tokyo Tower (15) and Roppongi Hills Mori Garden (20) combine modern architecture with the timeless beauty of cherry blossoms, whereas Shinjuku Gyoen (22) in Shinjuku-ku offers a more traditional park setting. Bunkyo-ku’s Rikugien (23) showcases the blossoms in a serene Japanese garden, while the Meguro River (29) in Meguro-ku is a popular spot for hanami parties.
For those seeking less crowded locations, Hikarigaoka Park (44) in Nerima Ward or Mizumoto Park (45) in Katsushika-ku provide ample space to enjoy the blossoms. In Hachioji, Takiyama Park (47) and Tama Forest Science Park (48) offer natural surroundings for a peaceful experience.
Each of the 66 locations in this guide offers a unique perspective on cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo, so why not challenge yourself to explore as many as possible and fully appreciate the enchanting beauty of sakura season in Japan’s capital?
Kitanomaru Park (Chiyoda-ku)
Adjacent to the Imperial Palace, Kitanomaru Park is a scenic oasis boasting about 300 cherry trees, primarily the mesmerizing Someiyoshino variety. With picturesque walking trails and the legendary Nippon Budokan on site, this park offers an affordable and memorable hanami experience. Fun fact: the park was developed in the 1950s after several buildings were removed to create this lush forest park.
Sotobori Park (Chiyoda-ku)
Embark on a 2.5 km walk from JR Iidabashi Station to Yotsuya Station along the historic remnants of Edo Castle’s outer moat at Sotobori Park. The park’s Someiyoshino cherry trees create a stunning canopy of blossoms, with the area around Yotsuya Station being a prime location for capturing that perfect sakura snapshot.
National Theater of Japan (Chiyoda)
Art lovers, this one’s for you! The National Theatre of Japan, renowned for showcasing traditional Japanese performing arts like Kabuki, Bunraku, and Noh, doubles as a hidden gem for cherry blossom viewing. The annual National Theatre Cherry Blossom Festival in the front garden offers a unique opportunity to appreciate both the performing arts and the captivating beauty of the cherry blossoms.
Hibiya Park (Chiyoda-ku)
Craving an escape in the center of Tokyo’s business district? Hibiya Park, Japan’s first Western-style modern park, has got you covered. With approximately 60 cherry trees and several fountains, including the majestic Grand Fountain.
Jobanbashi Park (Chiyoda-ku)
Situated between Otemachi in Chiyoda-ku and Nihonbashi Hongokucho in Chuo-ku, Jobanbashi Park offers a unique cherry blossom viewing experience infused with history. As you admire the cherry blossoms, take a moment to appreciate the park’s preservation of the Tokiwanbashi Gate’s ruins, which once served as the main entrance to Edo Castle. A bronze statue of Eiichi Shibusawa, who devoted himself to protecting the gate, also stands in the park.
East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Chiyoda-ku)
For a spacious hanami experience, head to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. With a variety of cherry trees in bloom and numerous historic buildings, this 21-hectare garden provides a serene and budget-friendly cherry blossom viewing experience in the heart of the city. The gardens are centered around the Honmaru and Ninomaru areas of the former Edo Castle.
Chidorigafuchi Park (Chiyoda-ku)
Chidorigafuchi Park, also known as Hanzomon Park, is located along the moat on the west side of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward. About 170 cherry trees, including Someiyoshino and Yamazakura varieties, are planted here, creating a breathtaking display of pink blossoms that contrast beautifully with the deep green waters of Hanzo Moat and Chidorigafuchi. This park is not to be missed during sakura season!
Yasukuni Shrine (Chiyoda-ku)
With a rich history and around 170 cherry trees, including Someiyoshino and Yamazakura, Yasukuni Shrine is a serene yet fascinating place to appreciate the pink blossoms contrasting with the deep green Hanzo moat waters. This park also goes by Hanzomon Park, thanks to its proximity to Hanzomon.
Chidorigafuchi Moat (Chiyoda-ku)
For a breathtaking hanami walk, head to the 700-meter-long Chidorigafuchi Greenway, situated on the west side of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward. Approximately 260 Someiyoshino and Oshima cherry trees create a dreamy tunnel of blossoms that hang over the water, offering amazing photo ops!
Hamarikyu Gardens (Chuo-ku)
This Edo-period garden is unique, featuring a tidal pond and two duck ponds filled with seawater from Tokyo Bay. As a seaside garden, the pond’s appearance changes with the tide, offering a one-of-a-kind cherry blossom viewing experience.
Nihonbashi Sakura Street (Chuo-ku)
Stretching about 1 km from Tokyo Station to Kayabacho, this historic street was lined with cherry trees in 1936 before being destroyed by war and replanted in 1956. The iconic Takashimaya Department Store adds to the charming atmosphere of this sakura-dori.
Ginza Sakura-dori (Chuo-ku)
Discover a hidden gem near Ginza 1-chome Station on the Tokyo Metro Line. First, enjoy the pale pink Someiyoshino cherry trees, followed by the showstoppers – around 50 vibrant pink Yaezakura cherry trees standing in a row.
Kyu-Shibarikyu Gardens (Minato-ku)
Embrace the cityscape as you admire cherry blossoms amid monorails and other urban buildings. The Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden boasts famous stones, adding a historical touch to the beauty of the blooming cherry trees.
Shiba Park (Minato-ku)
One of Japan’s oldest parks, Shiba Park in Minato Ward, allows you to enjoy cherry blossoms while marveling at the Tokyo Tower up close. Approximately 200 cherry trees, including Someiyoshino, Yama-zakura, and Sato-zakura, are planted on Maruyama tumulus, a historical site designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and around the foot and Benten-ike area.
Tokyo Tower (Minato-ku)
Standing tall at 333 meters, the iconic Tokyo Tower in Minato Ward offers a fantastic cherry blossom viewing spot with the tower in the background. This location is often photographed and is one of the few spots where you can look down from Tokyo Tower to see the blossoms.
Zojoji Temple (Minato-ku)
As one of the seven head temples of the Jodo sect and the family temple of the Tokugawa family, Zojoji Temple provides a captivating hanami experience. The best view is from the entrance of the temple, where the Sanmon Gate, the main hall, and Tokyo Tower create a stunning backdrop for weeping cherry trees.
ARK Hills (Minato-ku)
In the heart of Minato Ward, ARK Hills is a trailblazer in urban development, having been established in 1986. A business district for the 21st century, it embraces internationalization and information technology. Alongside its modernity, ARK Hills is also home to the ARK Garden, a serene sanctuary featuring seven yards where you can enjoy a variety of seasonal plants, including lovely cherry blossoms.
Tokyo Midtown (Minato-ku)
In the historic Roppongi district of Minato-ku, Tokyo Midtown is a sprawling complex that opened in 2007. It houses a hotel, cultural facilities, over 130 commercial shops, offices, residences, a hospital, and a park. Embracing the “On the green” concept, Tokyo Midtown incorporates the Japanese garden style into its design. Here, 103 cherry trees, mainly the Someiyoshino variety, bloom beautifully each spring.
Aoyama Cemetery (Minato-ku)
Aoyama Cemetery, located in Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, is a prestigious metropolitan cemetery where many notable individuals have been laid to rest. Amidst the peaceful surroundings, about 440 Someiyoshino cherry trees adorn the 26 hectares of land. The cemetery’s most striking feature is the rows of cherry trees lining the road running north to south, offering a tranquil hanami experience.
Roppongi Hills Mori Garden (Minato-ku)
As Japan’s largest urban redevelopment project, Roppongi Hills Mori Garden, which opened in 2003, has created a new cultural city center in Roppongi, Minato-ku. Amidst the hustle and bustle, the Mori Garden provides a peaceful haven for cherry blossom enthusiasts to enjoy the beautiful blooms each spring.
Roppongi Sakura-zaka (Minato-ku)
Sakura-zaka, a quiet 400-meter walkway located at Roppongi Hills, is lined with around 75 cherry trees. The Gardening Club has also planted a variety of plants at the base of the cherry trees, adding a touch of vibrant greenery to the already picturesque scene.
Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku-ku)
With a rich history of cherry blossom culture, Shinjuku Gyoen is home to approximately 1,300 cherry trees from 65 different varieties. Visitors can enjoy various kinds of cherry blossoms, from February to late April, in this spectacular garden.
They also hold a truly unique night time Cherry blossom viewing experience called Naked Sakura Night. Don’t worry, you don’t have to strip of and run around Naked, but it is one of the most visually memorable experiences imaginable.
Rikugien, located in Bunkyo Ward, is considered one of the two most famous gardens in Edo. As a “Kaiyushiki Tsukuyama Sensui Teien,” it features a delicate and mild Japanese garden with artificially built mountains and a large pond. Constructed over seven years, the garden showcases the artistry and dedication that went into its creation.
Harimazaka Sakura Namiki (Bunkyo Ward)
Named “Harimasaka” after Harimamori Matsudaira’s residence that once stood here, the area now features rows of magnificent cherry trees. Many of these trees are over 40 years old, having been nurtured by the local community for generations. The result is a breathtaking display of vigorous and large cherry trees that you can enjoy during hanami season.
Sumida Park (Taito Ward)
Straddling Sumida and Taito wards along the Sumida River, Sumida Park has always been a top cherry blossom viewing spot. This historic site, opened by the 8th Tokugawa Shogun, Yoshimune, allows visitors to appreciate the cherry blossoms alongside the river. The park offers a traditional hanami experience, featuring yakatabune (houseboat) viewing and cherry blossom festivals that include children’s events.
Ueno Park (Taito Ward)
Situated in Ueno, Taito-ku, Ueno Onshi Park is one of Japan’s oldest parks, established in 1873 alongside Shiba, Asakusa, Fukagawa, and Asukayama parks. Known for its cherry blossoms and Shinobazuno Pond, Ueno Onshi Park is often referred to as the “Cultural Forest.” Since the Edo period (1603-1868), it has been a popular cherry blossom viewing spot, with cherry trees transplanted from Yoshinoyama by priest Tenkai, a cherry blossom enthusiast, to the precincts of Kan-eiji Temple on Toeizan.
Kinshi Park (Sumida-ku)
In Sumida Ward, and close to Kinshicho Station, Kinshi Park is a multi-purpose sports park and a well-known cherry blossom viewing spot. This community-based park is easily accessible and situated near downtown Tokyo. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the many enjoyable events that bring the local community together, creating a lively and vibrant atmosphere for hanami.
Sendai Horikawa Park (Koto-ku)
Discover a hidden gem in Koto City with Sendai Horikawa Park, one of Tokyo’s largest water parks stretching 3.7 km. Alongside Minamisuna Ryokudo Park, a charming green space established on the former Toden site, these two parks come together to create a stunning and budget-friendly cherry blossom viewing course. As you meander through the parks, you’ll be treated to beautiful blooms, inviting you to relax and soak in the scenery.
Meguro River lined with cherry blossoms (Meguro-ku)
The Meguro River is an 8 km-long watercourse adorned with cherry blossoms that stretch about 3.8 km from Ohashi to Meguro Station. This famous hanami spot, running through Setagaya, Meguro, and Shinagawa Wards, offers a breathtaking view from the center of the bridges crossing the river. As you marvel at the cherry blossom tunnel, don’t forget to grab a cup of sakura-themed drinks or snacks from the numerous vendors lining the riverbanks, making it an affordable and unforgettable experience.
Senzokuike Park (Ota Ward)
This serene park in Ota Ward is home to one of Tokyo’s largest ponds, Senzoku Pond, which spans around 4 hectares. With over 200 cherry trees, mainly Someiyoshino, planted around the pond, the contrast of the large pond and blossoming trees creates a beautiful sight. As you stroll along the shore, make sure to capture stunning photos of the reflections in the water for a budget-friendly and memorable hanami experience.
Tamagawadai Park (Ota Ward)
Located in Ota Ward, Tamagawadai Park offers a unique hanami experience along the 750-meter hilly area beside the Tama River. As you explore the park, you’ll discover historical sites such as the Tamagawadai tumulus cluster, an observatory, an aquatic plant garden, and a hydrangea garden. The Kofun Exhibition Room showcases replicas of items excavated from the tumulus, allowing you to immerse yourself in history while enjoying the cherry blossoms without breaking the bank.
JRA Bajikouen (Setagaya-ku)
Established by the Japan Central Horse Racing Association in 1940, Bajikouen spans 18 hectares of lush greenery in Setagaya-ku. This affordable hanami spot is home to various horse-related facilities, allowing you to enjoy cherry blossoms alongside horses grazing in the pasture. Capture the picturesque scenery that could easily grace a postcard as you enjoy the spring blooms.
Kinuta Park (Setagaya-ku)
Designed with the theme of “a park that can be enjoyed by the whole family,” Kinuta Park in Setagaya Ward offers a budget-friendly cherry blossom viewing experience. The park’s wide-open spaces make it perfect for families to picnic under the blossoming trees, creating lasting memories without emptying your wallet.
Yoyogi Park (Shibuya-ku)
Yoyogi Park, situated in Shibuya Ward, is the fifth-largest urban park in Tokyo’s 23 wards and boasts an expansive sky view. Over 500 cherry trees, mainly Someiyoshino, are planted throughout the park. The flat grassy areas, such as the central square, provide an ideal spot to lay down and relax while admiring the cherry blossoms. This iconic location offers an affordable and quintessential hanami experience in the heart of Tokyo.
Nakano Street (Nakano Ward)
Nestled in Nakano Ward, Nakano Street is a hidden gem famed for its mesmerizing cherry trees. When cherry blossom season arrives, the 2 km stretch from Nakano Station to Philosophical Hall turns into a magical tunnel enveloped by around 300 Someiyoshino cherry trees. This captivating hanami spot offers a spectacular view, making it an ideal location for leisurely strolls and capturing unforgettable memories.
Araiyakushi Park (Nakano-ku)
Located in Nakano Ward, Araiyakushi Park houses the historic Araiyakushi temple, providing an enchanting backdrop for cherry blossom viewing. The park, adorned with 24 Someiyoshino cherry trees, serves as the primary venue for the vibrant “Nakano Street Cherry Blossom Festival.” Araiyakushi Park offers various attractions, including a green and shade plaza, a children’s hall, a jabu-jabu pond, and a sandbox, making it a perfect hanami destination for visitors of all ages.
Zempukuji River Green (Suginami-ku)
Established in 1964, Zempukuji River Green is a picturesque metropolitan park that runs alongside the winding Zempukuji River in Suginami Ward. With around 400 Someiyoshino and Yamazakura cherry trees planted throughout the park, visitors can enjoy a serene hanami experience amidst the ever-changing scenery. The park’s unique setting offers a refreshing and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for nature lovers seeking a peaceful escape from the bustling city.
Ukima Park (Kita-ku)
Situated between Itabashi and Kita wards in Tokyo, Ukima Park features a large pond, creating a beautiful contrast between the cherry blossoms and the water. Approximately 200 cherry trees encircle the pond, with a concentrated row of about 180 meters of cherry trees stealing the spotlight. The park’s windmill, positioned near the pond, serves as a picturesque symbol, making the scenery even more stunning from every angle.
Kita-ku Chuo Park (Kita-ku)
With around 220 cherry trees densely planted within the park, Kita-ku Chuo Park boasts a more magnificent cherry blossom display than the number of trees suggests. The park’s spacious lawn offers a relaxing haven, where visitors can listen to the melodious chirping of birds while enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Asukayama Park (Kita-ku)
Asukayama Park, located in Kita-ku, Tokyo, is one of Japan’s oldest parks. Designated in 1873 alongside Ueno Onshi Park, Shiba Park, and Fukagawa Park, it offers a glimpse into the country’s rich history. The park provides a lovely setting for hanami, allowing visitors to appreciate the beauty of cherry blossoms while immersing themselves in the park’s historical significance.
Otonashi Water Park (Kita-ku)
Built on the old channel of the Otonashi River, Otonashi Water Park has been selected as one of the “100 Best Urban Parks in Japan.” The park, adorned with water, rocks, and greenery, features a well-maintained promenade. The cherry blossoms create a tunnel along the stone pavement, while the Japanese-style wooden bridge and pavilion offer a relaxing and enchanting atmosphere.
Shakujii Park (Nerima Ward)
At Shakujii Park in Nerima Ward, you’ll find yourself surrounded by roughly 170 Someiyoshino and 70 Yamazakura cherry trees, enveloping the peaceful Sanboji Pond. With lush forests encircling the area, you can enjoy the quiet atmosphere while appreciating the vibrant kakitsubata and water lilies that grace the water’s surface even after the cherry blossoms have passed.
Toshimaen (Nerima Ward)
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Step back in time at Toshimaen, a historic amusement park in Nerima Ward, Tokyo, that first opened its doors in 1926. With around 500 cherry trees scattered throughout the park, you can relish the cherry blossoms while strolling around or hopping on one of the park’s unique attractions. Toshimaen offers a fun-filled cherry blossom experience suitable for all ages.
Hikarigaoka Park (Nerima Ward)
As you explore Hikarigaoka Park in Nerima Ward, you’ll discover a vast metropolitan park teeming with nature and sports facilities. Occupying about 60 hectares, the park dedicates over one-tenth of its area to a sprawling lawn, home to around 1,100 Someiyoshino and Yamazakura cherry trees. Keep an eye out for the beautiful weeping cherry trees, which are few in number but well worth admiring.
Mizumoto Park (Katsushika-ku)
Mizumoto Park, located in Katsushika Ward, stands as one of Tokyo’s largest parks, spanning approximately 82 hectares. As you wander through the park, you’ll experience the picturesque scenery of a water village. The park’s eastern waterway is a popular spot for fishing and observing aquatic creatures, while a nearby bird sanctuary offers a chance to observe various wild birds.
Fujimori Park (Hachioji)
Fujimori Park, the oldest park in Hachioji City, opened in 1896. As you explore the park, you’ll come across numerous sports facilities, including a new futsal court, track and field, baseball field, and gymnasium. Throughout the year, Fujimori Park hosts various events like cherry blossom viewing, fireworks displays, and flea markets, making it a beloved relaxation spot for locals.
Takiyama Park (Hachioji)
Situated in the heart of the gently sloping Kasumi Hills in Hachioji City, Takiyama Park is a serene escape. The park’s northern area is home to the ruins of Takigawa Castle, and the entire hillside is adorned with approximately 5,000 cherry trees. As you stroll through the park, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking cherry blossoms all around.
Tama Forest Science Park (Hachioji)
Tama Forest Science Park, a facility of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, boasts an 8-hectare “cherry preservation forest” dedicated to preserving the genes of cherry trees from across Japan. As you wander through the park, you’ll encounter around 1,500 cherry trees, including cultivars dating back to the Edo period and clones of valuable cherry trees designated as national natural monuments.
National Showa Memorial Park (Tachikawa City)
Experience the grandeur of National Showa Memorial Park, a sprawling 180-hectare national park established in 1983 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Showa’s reign. Straddling Tachikawa City and Akishima City, this park continually evolves with the mission of promoting “restoration of greenery and improvement of humanity.” Discover a park that seamlessly blends public space, culture, and lush greenery as you explore.
Zanbori River (Tachikawa City)
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Zanbori River, a tributary of the Tama River flowing through Tachikawa’s western region. Stroll along the 2km promenade from the river to Tamagawa-josui, and be enveloped by a cherry blossom tunnel. Witness the striking contrast of yellow rape blossoms along the riverside against the pale pink cherry tree rows on both banks, a unique spectacle that only spring can offer.
Negawa Green Road (Tachikawa City)
Negawa Green Road, located in the southern part of Tachikawa City, is renowned as one of the city’s most popular cherry blossom viewing spots. The 1.3km long, 2-3m wide road is lined with approximately 250 cherry trees, creating an enchanting atmosphere.
Inokashira Onshi Park (Musashino City)
Established in 1913, Inokashira Onshi Park is Japan’s first suburban park, nestled in Musashino City, Tokyo. The park centers around the picturesque Inokashira Pond, one of Musashino’s three largest spring-fed ponds. With around 250 Someiyoshino and Yamazakura cherry trees encircling the pond, it’s no wonder that Inokashira Onshi Park ranks among Japan’s 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots.
Nogawa Promenade (Chofu City)
Explore the Nogawa Promenade, a nature trail following the Nogawa River, a tributary of the Tama River system. Originating in Kokubunji City, the river flows southeastward through Koganei, Mitaka, Chofu, and Komae cities before joining the Tama River in Setagaya Ward. The picturesque trail stretches from near Kitami Station on the Odakyu Line to Koganei City, offering a refreshing, nature-filled walking path within Tokyo.
Jindai Botanical Park (Chofu City)
Delight in the diverse flora at Jindai Botanical Park, a metropolitan botanical park in Chofu City where you can appreciate the beauty of plants, trees, and flowers throughout the year. Home to around 100,000 plants and 4,500 species, the park is organized into themed blocks such as the rose garden, azalea garden, and plum garden, allowing you to learn about plants while enjoying the scenic views.
Koganei Park (Koganei City)
Discover Koganei Park, the largest metropolitan park in Koganei City, which spans an impressive 79 hectares. This traditional cherry blossom viewing spot is so beloved that it ranks among the 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. Embodying the theme of “Flowers and Greenery in a Spacious Environment,” the park is adorned with wooded areas, lawns, and approximately 1,700 cherry trees.
Kunitachi City Sakura Street (Kunitachi City)
Explore Kunitachi Sakura Street, which stretches east to west beyond Daigaku Street, another cherry blossom spot, extending straight from the south exit of Kunitachi Station. Along the 1,700-meter-long street, you’ll find around 200 cherry trees lining both sides, creating a mesmerizing cherry blossom tunnel over the four lanes.
Kunitachi City University Street (Kunitachi City)
Wander down Kunitachi Daigaku Dori, a straight street that begins at the south exit of Kunitachi Station and passes in front of Hitotsubashi University before reaching “Sakura Dori,” another cherry blossom spot. Along the 1,100-meter street, 170 cherry and ginkgo trees stand majestically on both sides, offering a refined and breathtaking view from any angle.
Tama River Cherry Blossoms (Fussa City)
Here there’s a great 2.5km-long row of cherry trees adorning the bank of the Tama River in Fussa City, Tokyo, near the U.S. Yokota Air Base. The striking contrast between the river and sky’s blue hues and the cherry blossoms’ pink shades creates a pleasant, refreshing atmosphere with a remarkable view.
Lake Tama (Higashiyamato City)
Tokyo Metropolitan Nature Park surrounds Lake Tama, which spreads across Higashiyamato City, Musashimurayama City, and Mizuho Town in Nishitama County, covering about 775 hectares. With approximately 40,000 cherry trees planted around the lake, you can enjoy the blooms from afar or up close while cycling along the lakeside.
Sakuragaoka Park (Tama City)
Nestled in Tama Hills Nature Park in Tama City, Sakuragaoka Park is characterized by its natural forests, hills, and valleys. The park’s hills are blanketed in thickets, allowing visitors to enjoy nature’s beauty throughout the year. During cherry blossom season, immerse yourself in the captivating scenery of Someiyoshino and Yamazakura cherry trees scattered among the thickets, painting the hillsides in brilliant colors.
Beguta River (Tama City)
The Beguta River in Tama City, Tokyo is known for its beautiful rows of cherry trees that stretch along its banks for 4 kilometers. During the cherry blossom season, the trees burst into full bloom with as many as 540 cherry trees planted on both sides of the river. It’s a breathtaking sight to see and a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo.
Yomiuri Land (Inagi City)
Opened in 1964, the Yomiuri Land amusement park in Inagi City, Tokyo boasts some of the most advanced facilities of any amusement park in Japan. The vast grounds are also home to many cherry blossom trees that bloom in spring, creating a stunning and picturesque landscape. The view from the Banded roller coaster, which reaches a maximum speed of 110 km/h, offers a unique perspective of the cherry blossoms that looks like a carpet of pink and white.
Hamura Intake Weir (Hamura City)
The Hamura Intake Weir in Hamura City, Tokyo was opened in 1964, the same year as the Tokyo Olympics. The area surrounding the weir is also home to many cherry blossom trees, making it a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo. The vast grounds are a sight to behold, with the cherry blossoms creating a beautiful and serene atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy the view from the Banded roller coaster, which reaches a maximum speed of 110 km/h, or simply take a stroll through the park and soak up the beauty of the cherry blossoms.
Komine Park (Akiruno City)
Located in Akiruno City, Tokyo, Komine Park is also known as Komine National Recreation Area. The 11-hectare park is full of natural beauty, including valleys, ridges, streams, grasslands, and wooded areas. In the spring, the park is alive with cherry blossoms, including the yamazakura (mountain cherry blossoms), which are especially popular.
Kompira Park (Akiruno City)
Kompira Park in Akiruno City, Tokyo is located halfway up Mt. Takamizu and is famous for its yamazakura (mountain cherry blossoms) and azalea blossoms in early May. It’s an ideal mountain for hiking, and even children can easily climb up from the Itsukaichi Branch Office of the City Hall, about 10 minutes after getting off at Musashi Itsukaichi Station. The park offers a breathtaking view of the cherry blossoms, which bloom in spring, and the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Lake Okutama (Nishitama-gun)
Lake Okutama is a man-made lake located in Nishitama County, Tokyo, officially named Ogouchi Reservoir. Completed in 1957, the lake is a water reservoir for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The mountains surrounding the lake’s surface offer magnificent views of cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn leaves in the fall. During the cherry blossom season, about 10,000 cherry trees are in full bloom, creating a wonderful balance between the slightly different colors of the mountains and the contrast with the lake. It’s a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo and a must-visit for nature lovers.
The Sum Up
Wow. You made it! We’ve now explored no less than 66 of the best cherry blossom spots throughout Tokyo, it’s clear that Tokyo is spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying the magical beauty of sakura season.
So whether you’re a budget traveler, a local resident, or just someone looking for a perfect spot to lay down your picnic mat and take in the stunning views, Tokyo’s got you covered.
Remember, the cherry blossoms are fleeting, so don’t hesitate to venture out and make some unforgettable memories. Happy hanami, from Tokyo Park!