6 Most Popular Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo for Hanami – All Within 5 Minutes From the Station!

06.February.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

At first glance, Tokyo Metropolis may not look very green, but did you know it actually has a lot of popular spots where people go to celebrate Hanami (flower-viewing)?

 

Let’s take a look at some of those locations. All of this places in this list are within 5 minutes of a station, so they’re easy to get to! You can use this as reference for when you’re in Tokyo.

 

 

Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park is popular throughout the entire year for outings. There are around 500 cherry blossom trees that line the park, 250 of which sit along the pond. You can even get inside a boat and enjoy the cherry blossoms from the water. The west side of the park is home to various types of cherry blossoms, including early flowering ones that bloom from the beginning of March. The average annual time to see them come out is between March 20th and April 10th.

 

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Inokashira Park
Address: 1-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino, Tokyo
Access: 5-minutes on foot from Kichijoji Station via the JR Chuo Line / 1-minute on foot from Inokashira Park Station via the Keio Inokashira Line
Contact: 0422-47-6900
URL:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index044.html

 

 

 

Meguro River

During Hanami, 800 beautiful cherry blossom trees roll 4km along the Meguro River. We recommend taking a leisurely stroll down the river while looking at the flowers. There’s plenty of stylish shops along the river too, so you can even do a bit of shopping on your walk.

 

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Meguro River
Access: 5-minutes on foot from Meguro Station via JR Yamanote Line/ 5-minutes on foot from Fudō-mae Station via the Tokyu Meguro Line / 2-minutes on foot from Naka-Meguro Station via the Tokyu Toyoko Line / 2-minutes on foot from Ikejiri-Ōhashi Station via the Tokyu Meguro Line

URL:http://www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/gyosei/shokai_rekishi/event/sakura.html

 

 

 

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Mori Garden – Roppongi Hills

Mori Garden is a Japanese style garden located in the skyscraper district of Roppongi Hills. It’s also another place where you can see the cherry blossoms. The garden is also lit up at night, creating a magical and memorable scene: beautiful cherry blossoms lit up in a traditional Japanese garden. Try looking out over the garden from a high place for a collaborative view of Tokyo Tower and cherry blossoms.

 

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Roppongi Hills
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Weekdays 7:00-21:00 / Weekends 8:00-21:00
Access: 3-minutes on foot from Roppongi Station via the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / 6-minutes on footo from Roppongi Station via the Toei Oedo Line
Contact: 03-6406-6000
URL:http://www.roppongihills.com/

 

 

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Ueno Park

One of the most popular spots for viewing the cherry blossoms is Ueno Park, drawing in tourists every year. There’s a direct connection to the park via train services. With around 800 trees, expect to see varieties including the Yoshino Cherry and Yamazakura. There’s even a zoo and a museum in the park, so you can make it a day trip.

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Ueno Park
Address: 5-20 Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 5:00-23:00
Access: 2-minutes on foot from Ueno Station via the JR Yamanote Line JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Takasaki Line, JR Utsunomiya Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / 1-minute on foot from Keisei Ueno Station via the Keisei Main Line
Contact: 03-3828-5644
URL:http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/jimusho/toubuk/ueno/index_top.html

 

 

 

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Yaesu Sakura-dori
If you take the Yaesu Exit at Tokyo Station, you will find Yaesu Sakura-dori. Despite being in the heart of the city, this place is famous as a cherry blossom location where you can see around 150 Yoshino Cherries. You can see them lit up beautifully at night, making it a popular spot for Hanami among salary men and office workers on their way back from work. The “Sakura Matsuri” is also held in April every year, a bustling cherry blossom festival with street stalls and alcohol.

 

◼︎Information
Yaesu Sakura-dori
Access: Right outside Tokyo Station across all JR lines / Right outside Nihombashi Station via the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tokyo Metro Tozai Line

 

 

 

 

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was listed as one of Japan’s 100 most famous cherry blossom spots. The park is home to 1,100 cherry blossom trees spanning 65 types, allowing you to enjoy a lush selection. Part of the park’s charm is how long Hanami lasts there: because there’s so many different varieties of trees there, the bloom times are different, so it usually lasts from the end of March to the end of April.

 

◼︎Information
Shinjuku Gyoen
Address: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Access: 5-minutes on foot from Sendagaya Station via the JR Sobu Line / 1-minutes on foot from Shinjuku Station South Exit via the JR Lines, Keio Line and Odakyu Line / 5-minutes on foot from Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station via the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Contact: 03-3350-0151
URL:http://fng.or.jp/shinjuku/

 

 

Did you enjoy your list? When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom there are lots of festivals to be enjoyed around Tokyo, so be sure to check them out.

 

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