Best Places to Enjoy the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

Japan’s famous cherry blossoms, also referred to as ‘Sakura’, have been adulated in Japan for more than hundreds or thousands of years. There were different types of cherry blossoms, but the most common signature colors were white and pale pink, which burst across the mountains and cities during a certain season where petals fall and cover the ground beautifully. The crowds celebrate it by congregating to the most popular locations to take photos, have viewing parties with friends and family, and even have picnics underneath the trees.

To everyone who wants to experience the cherry blossom season at its finest, this is the list of the best places to enjoy them!

Chidorigafuchi

Chidorigafuchi is a must-visit location for cherry blossoms. It is one of the most scenic places in Tokyo. There were an estimated thousand cherry trees that bloom there, and you can take a picture of them with the stone walls of Edo Castle in the background. You can also walk around the area, as there were also beautiful cherry trees there.

Meguro River

Another famous area for cherry blossoms in Tokyo is the Meguro River. Apart from the other cherry blossom locations, the Meguro River has various food stands, where you can eat to your heart’s content while admiring the view of the cherry trees and the river. It is also a popular spot at night for lovers who prefers a nature-like experience approach in dating.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

If you prefer a location that doesn’t just flaunt one type of tree, but also lots of other different kinds that blooms in different seasons, this place is what you’ve been looking for. The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one heck of an attractive spot with a massive area to go around as you enjoy all kinds of flowers like the cherry blossoms. There are also various shops, food stands, and souvenirs in the area.

Rikugien Gardens

One of the reasons why this garden is one of the best places for cherry blossom is because of its weeping Japanese cherry blossom tree. The way it blooms looks like a waterfall, and it even looks so magnificent when they light it up at night. The overall place looks astonishing and enchanting in real life.

Asukayama Park

A local favorite location, Asukayama park never missed impressing the people, due to the fact that the park has been the favorite spot for sightseeing cherry blossoms. It is also one of the oldest spots in Tokyo to enjoy cherry blossoms.

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