“Sanyabori Koyo Kairo” will be held at Asakusa’s best-kept-secret spot, Sanyabori Park. A cherry tree light-up event will be held too

20.November.2017 | SPOT

“Sanyabori Park” in Asakusa, Tokyo used to be a channel connecting Oji’s Otonashi River and Sumida River. People during the Edo Era passed through the channel by riding on chokibune (traditional boats) to go to Yoshiwara (licensed quarters) and many ukiyoes (Japanese style paintings) depict the sceneries of Sanyabori Park in the Edo Era.


“Sanyabori Koyo Kairo”is a light-up event where the cherry trees in the park are lit up. This event will be held from the 17th of November 2017 (Fri.) to the 26th of November (Sun.).


The committee of the event will install decorated rickshaws and chokibunes inside the park so that visitors can take photos of the cherry trees while riding on these Edo period modes of transport.

“Sanyabori Koyo Kairo” is a popular photo-taking spot where many tourists from both home and abroad gather.


Let’s enjoy these cherry trees at nighttime at Asakusa’s best-kept-secret-spot.



Sanyabori Koyo Kairo

Address: Sanyabori Park, area between 7-4, Asakusa, Taitoku (Imadobashi) to 7-8, Asakusa, Taito (Seitenbashi)

Time: 2017,11,17 (Fri.) to 11,26 (Sun) ※ 10 days

<Taking photos while riding chokibune>

11,17 (Fri.) to 11,26 (Sun.) ※10 days

<Period when local food stalls are available>

11,18 (Sat.), 19 (Sun.), 25 (Sat.), 26 (Sun.), 16:00 to 21:00

Access: Tokyo Metro, Toei Chikatetsu, Tobu Sky Tree Line

15 minutes on foot from“Asakusa Station”

15 minutes on foot from “Asakusa Station” Tsukuba Express

URL: http://www.oku-asakusa.com/news/2017-sanyabori