Your Ultimate Guide To The Best Viewing of Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

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Cherry Blossom Season changes the landscape in Tokyo. Places that were majestic and beautiful to visit suddenly pop with color. Here is a list of the best viewing spots to visit.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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The garden is located on 58.3 hectares. Over 1,000 Japanese Cherry Trees bloom in the springtime. There are different kinds of Sakura there so it is a place where you can enjoy a long run of blossoms. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden can easily be accessed from Shinjuku Station.

Admission is usually 200 yen, prices may go up slightly due to the influx of tourist going ahead of the 2020 Olympics. The park opens at 9:00 a.m and closes between 4-4:30 p.m. during the season. That period runs from March till April and is open every day.

Ueno Park

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Cherry blossoms at night in Ueno Park on March 31, 2016. YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO

Ueno Park in Tokyo is a nice viewing place for Cherry Blossoms. This particular spot is said to have been popular since the 16th century. About 800 cherry trees bloom every year.

Opening hours are from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. No entry from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The park management office is open from 8:30 a.m to 5:15 p.m.

Nearest Station Ueno Station:

Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Tohoku Main Line / JR Utsunomiya Line / JR Takasaki Line / JR Joban Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
1 minute on foot

Chidorigafuchi park

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This spot in Tokyo is popular for viewing as it is near the Imperial Palace. It is said that 1,000 trees bloom. Perfect place for that Instagram selfie because you can get the stone walls of the Edo Castle in the backgound.

Between Chidorigafuchi Park and the British Embassy, is the right place for a meditative walk. You can take in the sights and admire the beauty of the Sakura trees.

Nearest Station:

Hanzomon Station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
5 minutes on foot

Inokashira Park

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When you see the trees from the Nanai Bridge which is in the middle of the pond, it is especially magical. Roughly 250 weeping Cherry Blossoms branches hang towards the waters surface. This makes for a wonderful reflection. It’s very pretty to see the petals of flowers in the pond at night.

Nearest Station:

Kichijoji Station (JR Chuo Main Line / Keio Inokashira Line)
5 minutes on foot

Was there any places we missed? Let us know. We look forward to hearing from you in the comments, and I hope this was helpful.

If you want to know who brought cherry blossoms to the U.S. then check this out. If you want to travel around on a budget in Tokyo check this out. Here is a list of Tokyo’s best restaurants, films, gigs, clubs, things to do and places to see.

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