Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

by Coelho - TripleLights travel specialist

1- Goryokaku Tower (Hokkaido)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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The tower opened in 2006 has a height of 107 meters. The view from the observation deck changes depending on the time and scenery. You can also learn about the history of Goryokaku and Hakodate.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 6:00 PM )
4/21~10/20  8:00am-7:00pm
10/21~4/20  9:00am-6:00pm
1/1  6:00am-7:00pm

Phone
0138-51-4785
Price
- Adult: 840 JPY
- Child: 420 JPY

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2- Ueno Park (Tokyo)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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Ueno Park, a place also of culture and art where you can see popular art presentations and other exhibitions of note. Not only can you enjoy the turning of the seasons here but you can also tour some important historical buildings.

Business hours
- Everyday (5:00 AM ~ 11:00 PM )
Phone
03-3828-5644
Website
en.wikipedia.org

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3- Lake Kawaguchi (Yamanashi - 3h from Tokyo)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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At the World Heritage-registered Fuji Five Lakes region, Lake Kawaguchi is the 2nd-largest in area. With lots of leisure activities and events, it is ideal as a stay-type resort. A marvelous image of Mt. Fuji is reflected on the surface of the lake.

Phone
0555-72-6700
Website
www.fujisan.ne.jp

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4- Kenroku-en (Ishikawa)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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As one Japan’s three greatest gardens, this garden is a Place of Scenic Beauty that is rightly designated as a National Treasure. Enjoy the different features of each season in this garden where man-made beauty and nature exist in remarkable harmony.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
076-234-3800
Price
- Adult: 310 JPY
- Child: 100 JPY
Website
www.pref.ishikawa.jp

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5- Daigo-ji Temple (Kyoto)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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Daigo-ji Temple was reconstructed so that Hideyoshi Toyotomi could hold the most gorgeous cherry blossom-viewing parties there. In spring, 1000 cherry trees blossom and the fall foliage that Hideyoshi couldn’t see is also breathtaking in its beauty.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
Phone
075-571-0002
Price
- Adult: 600 JPY
- Child: 0 JPY
Website
www.daigoji.or.jp

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6- Mt. Yoshino (Nara)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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Mt. Yoshino which is a World Heritage site enshrining its cherry trees has a superb April scenery when it is covered in cherry blossoms. You can enjoy some elegant trekking while viewing the mountain, flowers and old temples.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Phone
0746-32-1007
Price
World Heritage sites
Kinpusen-ji Temple Zao Hall 500 yen (special viewing 1000 yen)
Yoshimizu Shrine 400 yen
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine  Free
Kinpu Shrine Free/200 yen (Yoshitsune hiding tower)

Website
www.yoshinoyama-sakura.jp

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7- Osaka Castle (Osaka)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hidetoshi in 1583. However, it was destroyed in a fire at the same time as Toyotomi Hidetoshi’s death. It was later rebuilt before it was again destroyed by fire in 1665. The modern Osaka Castle was rebuilt using contributions from local citizens after an appeal was made by the then-mayor of Osaka.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
06-6941-3044
Price
- Adult: 600 JPY
- Child: 0 JPY
Website
www.osakacastle.net

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8- Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima, 20m from Hiroshima)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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The island of Itsukushima (also called Miyajima) is known as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. Itsukushima shrine, an invaluable site, is a visual representation of the form of the ancient Japanese Shinto worship. The surroundings house about 1900 Sakura trees. The gorgeous shrine and grand torii gate “floating” in the sea are spectacular.

Business hours
- Everyday (6:30 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
0829-44-2020
Price
- Adult: 300 JPY
- Child: 100 JPY
Website
visit-miyajima-japan.com

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9- Ritsurin Park (Kagawa)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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A garden that is said to have a different view with each step, there is a splendid harmony of natural beauty with 6 ponds, the formative beauty of 13 artificial hills, 300-year-old pines and flowers throughout the four seasons against the backdrop of Mt. Shiun.

Business hours
- Everyday (7:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
087-833-7411
Price
- Adult: 410 JPY
- Child: 170 JPY
Website
ritsuringarden.jp

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10- Chidori-ga-fuchi (Tokyo)

Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

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A moat built to surround Edo Castle during the age of the Tokugawa shoguns. Currently, it encircles the Imperial Palace. When the cherry blossoms of Chidori-ga-fuchi open en masse, it’s enough to forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

Phone
03-3213-0095
Website
www.env.go.jp

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