Information on Cherry Blossom Events! Come and Enjoy the “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival”!

20.February.2016 | FOOD / SPOT

The “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival” will be held in the Nihonbashi area from Friday March 18th, 2016~Sunday April 10th, 2016. At this Hanami (flower-viewing) festival, you can enjoy food and take in the scenery while traversing the cherry blossom blooming streets of Nihonbashi, such as “Edo Sakura-dori” and “Nihonbashi Sakura-dori”, a traditional pastime both historical and modern. Let’s have a look at 3 of these upcoming events, all of which are free!

1) Sakura dancing in the snow storm “Japanese Sakura Highway”
Countless cherry blossoms in full bloom will be seen. A fantastic and whimsical display of cherry blossoms will fall on the paths, as if it has been enveloped by a snowstorm of petals. If you share photos you have taken onto Instagram with the hashtag #日本橋 桜フェス, you will have the opportunity to print it out with a device that will be available.

Date/Time: Friday March 18th~Sunday April 10th, 11:00~23:00 (film to be shown 17:30~20:00) (subject to change)
Location: Nakadori
Price: Free

 

①日本桜風街道_夜の景

 

2) Enjoy a 2 day original menu from  long-established shops “Nihonbashi Sakura Stalls”
For just two days, restaurants affiliated with the “Nihonbashi 344 Association” and restaurants in COREDO Muromachi 1 & 2 will be open for special service. As you watch the tanzaku (long cards on which Japanese poems are written) along the cherry blossom paths flutter with the blow of the spring breeze, you can enjoy a special menu designed just for this occasion.

 

Date/Time: Saturday March 26th~Sunday March 27th (12:00~18:00)
Location: Around Fukutoku Shrine (Nakadori, Ukiyo-shoji)
Price: Free (there is a special charge for food and drink)
※In case of rain, the event will still go ahead. In case of a storm, the event will be held in the underground walkway of Edo Sakura-dori.

 

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3) 3 Day Excursion of Nihonbashi “Nihonbashi Sakura Bus”
The “Nihonbashi Sakura Bus” will tour the springtime Nihonbashi area. Those riding the bus will be able to enjoy seeing all of the places around Nihonbashi celebrating Hanami.

Dates: Saturday March 19th~Sunday April 10th (weekends and national holidays only)
※Service will not run on April 3rd
Locations: Nihonbashi area

(You can take the bus from: COREDO Muromachi, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi-mae; Hamacho Park, Meijiza-mae、 Ningyocho, Amazake Yokocho; Nihonbashi Takashimaya-mae; Tokyo Station, Yaesu Exit)

※Hamacho Park (Meijiza-mae) and Tokyo Station (Yaesu Exit) are drop-off only

Time: 11:00~17:00
Operating bus: Trolleybus
Price: Free

 

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There are many other events to be enjoyed as part of the Nihonbashi Sakura Festival. Be sure to visit Nihonbashi this year for Hanami!

 

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The following event pages for the festival will go online at the end of February.
■ Japanese version: http://www.nihonbashi-tokyo.jp/sakura2016/
■ English version: http://www.nihonbashi-tokyo.jp/en/sakura2016/

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