The cold winter is easing, and the glow is back at the start of spring. Tokyo is awash with color from the cherry blossoms.
Where the Chuo and Sobu Lines run side by side between Iidabashi and Yotsuya Stations, the walking path at Sotobori Park—about two kilometers long—is the ideal location to view this beautiful sight.
Fujimi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2-minute walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Line)
There are about 240 cherry trees.When a flower scatters, it's beautiful.
cherry-blossom viewing route map in chiyoda-ku Chiyoda City Tourism Association
Asukayama, one of the scenes in Hiroshige’s “100 Views of Edo,” has been a popular place for cherry blossom viewing (hanami) since the 18th Century Edo Period.
1-1-3 oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Near JR Oji Station or Asukayama tram stop (Toden Arakawa Line)
The Sumidagawa Line is a water transport that follows the Sumida River downstream from the foot of the Azuma-bashi (Azuma Bridge).Cherry trees majestically line the river banks, creating an idyllic scene of Tokyo in the spring.
1-1-1 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
A short walk from Asakusa subway station on the Ginza or Toei Asakusa Line, also from Asakusa Station on the Tobu Line
Many sightseeing places are prepared around Azuma-bashi.
by JNTO(Japan National Tourism Organization)
A 15-minute walk from Asakusa, Sanyabori Park narrowly winds its way toward the Tokyo Skytree. This a must-do walking course in the spring.
1-4-9 Higashi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Asakusa subway station on the Ginza or T oei Asakusa Line, also from Asakusa
Station on the Tobu Line
When walking Sanyabori park, the Tokyo Skytree is seen at the front.
The view in the park
Chidorigafuchi is world reknown as a famous spot for sakura. Take out a boat from the Chidorigafuchi Boat Slip for a perfect view overhead from the water.
CHIDORIGAFUCHI BOAT SLIP
Sanbancho from 2 kudan-minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
10-minute walk from
Kudanshita subway station on the Toei Shinjuku Line
CHIDORIGAFUCHI BOAT SLIP 11:00am～5:30pm Tue-Sun 30min ¥800
(Photo by Chiyoda City Tourism Association)
There are 65 different types to enjoy among the 1,300 cherry trees that grace Shinjuku Gyoen Park, another famous place for sakura.
SHINJUKU GYOEN PARK
11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo
Near Shinjuku Gyoen subway station on the Marunouchi Line
3 entrances in the park
OKIDO, SHINJUKU, SENDAGAYA GATE
9:00am～4:00pm TUE-SUN ¥200
This information was written in July 2015.
Paintings copyright ©Rumiko Hotta