Best 8 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo

by Manami - TripleLights travel specialist

There are a lot of nice spots to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms in Tokyo. If you are wondering which spot you should go, please check out these 8 spots below and you won't miss the most beautiful cherry blossoms you have seen ever. All of them are located in the central Tokyo and easy to access. Add some to your list of spots to visit!

 

1 . Chidorigafuchi

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The spot is located on the west side of the Imperial Palace. About 260 cherry blossom trees above the moat and the street will welcome you. Rowboats are also available for rent.

 

Access
About 5 minute walk from Kudanshita Station on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Hanzomon Line and Toei Shinjuku Line
About 5 minute walk from Hanzomon Station on Hanzomon Line 

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2. Ueno Park

 

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Been known as one of the best cherry blossom spots for a few centuries, the park offers not only the zoo and several museums in it but also an amazing view of 1,200 cherry blossom trees in spring.  

 

Access
About 5 minute walk from Ueno Station on JR Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Hibiya Line
About 3 minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station

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3. Shinjuku Gyoen

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Thanks to over 60 types of cherry blossom trees in the large gardens, you can enjoy viewing various cherry blossoms for more than one month from mid March to late April here. About 1,100 cherry trees attract many people.  
 
Access
About 5 minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
About 5 minute walk from JR Ichigaya Station
About 10 minute walk from the South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station

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4. Sumida Park

 

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Along the Sumida River are over 600 cherry blossom trees. You can also enjoy the view on Sumida River cruise. This is the best spot to swing by when you visit Sensoji Temple or Tokyo Skytree.
 
Access
About 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tobu Skytree Line
About 7 minute walk from Honjo-Azumabashi Station on Toei Asakusa Line

 

5.  Yasukuni Shrine

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The shrine has around 400 cherry blossom trees on its ground. One of them is a sample cherry tree in the area of Tokyo which is monitored by the Japan Meteorological Agency to announce that cherry trees start blooming.    
 
Access
About 5 minute walk from Kudanshita Station on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Hanzomon Line and Toei Shinjuku Line
About 10 minute walk from JR Ichigaya Station or JR Iidabashi Station  

6. Roppongi Hills

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To enjoy viewing cherry blossoms while strolling in the Mohri Garden under the Roppongi Hills is such a nice and peaceful experience.

 

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A few steps from Roppongi Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
About 4 minute walk from Roppongi Station on Toei Oedo Line

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7. Meguro Riverside

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The spot boasts about 3.8 km street lined with cherry blossom trees over the river. Walking along the gorgeous trees leisurely is a popular way to enjoy the spot. There are also nice restaurants and cafes along the street.  
 
Access
About 2 minute walk from Nakameguro Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Tokyu Toyoko Line
About 5 minute walk from JR Meguro Station 

 

8. Yaesu Sakura Street

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Though located in the middle of skyscrapers, the spot shows you about 150 cherry blossom trees on streets.

 

Access
About 5 minute walk from JR Tokyo Station

 

Have you made up your mind which spot you are going to visit yet?

Enjoy your time in Tokyo with cherry blossoms!

 

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