Wondering where to go in Tokyo to do your Cherry Blossom viewing this spring? Check out these five spots we absolutely love!
Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks, located just a short walk from Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku is one of the most popular spots for Cherry Blossom viewing in the city, as it serves as a sweet escape from the busy city center around it.
Another spot option to do your Cherry Blossom viewing is Ueno Park (上野公園, Ueno Kōen) which is one of Japan's first Western style parks and was first opened for public in 1873 during the Meiji era. Don't forget to visit the many interesting museums inside it and also the Ueno Zoo!
One of Tokyo's largest city parks, Yoyogi Park (代々木公園, Yoyogi Kōen) was initially Tokyo 1964's Olympic Village before being converted into a city park, and now it is one of the go-to places for jogging, picnicking, and of course Cherry Blossom viewing in Spring.
If you want a different (and less-crowded) Cherry Blossom viewing experience, why not try riding on a boat along the river at Kagurazaka? The Cherry Blossom trees are lining up along the river beautifully for you to see and take photos with!
Inokashira Park, which was a gift from the Emperor for the public in 1917, provides a luscious green space and a pond in the middle of it. A line of Cherry Blossom trees decorate the edge of the pond, and in the spring it is an absolutely gorgeous place to go rowing or paddle boating!
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