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Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Coelho C.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Coelho C.

Last updated : Jan 05, 20245 min read

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1- Ueno Park

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Ueno Park, a place also of culture and art, where you can see popular art presentations and other exhibitions of note. Not only can you enjoy the turning of the seasons here, but you can also tour some important historical buildings.

Business hours
- Everyday (5:00 AM ~ 11:00 PM )
Phone
03-3828-5644
Website
en.wikipedia.org

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2- Imperial Palace

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More specifically, in the Chidorigafuchi Moat of the Imperial Palace, hundreds of sakura line facing the water, and It's possible to rent a boat in the moat. Late in the season, the water of the moat is covered in sakura petals. The current Imperial Palace was once called Edo Castle and has been the residence of the Emperor since the Meiji Era. There is a tranquility within the palace grounds that belies its location in central Tokyo

Phone
03-3213-1111
Price
- Free
Website
sankan.kunaicho.go.jp

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3- Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

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In the ever-changing international metropolis of Tokyo, there is Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, which has preserved its serenity. The garden of the illustrious family of the Mito branch of the Tokugawas, which has received both Special Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty status, was the most fashionable green space.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Phone
03-3811-3015
Price
- Adult: 300 JPY

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4- Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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The term gyoen refers to a garden for the Imperial family. Only a 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station (South Exit), this quiet and lush garden is loved by many who head there to take a break from the city and indulge in some relaxation.

Business hours
- Tuesday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Wednesday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Thursday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Friday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Saturday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Sunday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Last entry 4:00 PM
Phone
03-3350-0151
Price
Adult: 200 JPY
Elementary and Junior high school student: 50 JPY
Infant: Free

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5- Chidori-ga-fuchi

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A moat built to surround Edo Castle during the age of the Tokugawa shoguns. Currently, it encircles the Imperial Palace. When the cherry blossoms of Chidori-ga-fuchi open en masse, it’s enough to forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

Phone
03-3213-0095
Website
www.env.go.jp

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6- Yasukuni Shrine

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During the sakura season, the area surrounding Yasukuni Shrine becomes the most beautiful famous place in Tokyo for cherry blossoms. Although there is also the controversy of the war dead enshrined at Yasukuni, the shrine, where you can experience traditional events every season, has plenty of things to see.

Business hours
- Everyday (6:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
03-3261-8326
Price
- Free
Admission to Yushukan: adults 800 yen
Website
www.yasukuni.or.jp

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7- Rikugien

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A Japanese garden with a three-hundred-year history, Rikugien suffered great damage from numerous natural disasters in order to survive to the present day. Here, visitors can feel a sense of the Edo Period’s splendid gardening culture

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
03-3941-2222
Price
- Adult: 300 JPY
- Child: 0 JPY
Website
teien.tokyo-park.or.jp

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8- Hamarikyu

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A garden uniquely designed to draw seawater from Tokyo Bay, Hamarikyu was built over a long period of time by successive shoguns of the Edo period. The garden appears dramatically different depending on the time of the day and the season.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
03-3541-0200
Price
- Adult: 300 JPY
- Child: 0 JPY
Website
teien.tokyo-park.or.jp

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9- Yoyogi Park

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An urban park that has been loved for years as a daily resting area for Tokyo citizens, which holds concerts and many events. If you’re tired of the city’s hustle and bustle, take a break in this huge park.

Business hours
- Everyday
Phone
03-3485-4090
Price
- Free
Website
en.wikipedia.org

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10- The Imperial Palace East Gardens

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The Imperial Palace East Gardens is located on the inner east grounds of the Imperial Palaces and is reminiscent of New York’s Central Park. Although neighboring the bustling Tokyo Station, it is a miracle that you cannot feel the hectic energy of the metropolis when within the grounds of the garden.

Business hours
- Tuesday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Wednesday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Thursday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Saturday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Sunday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
Phone
03-3213-1111
Price
- Free
Website
www.kunaicho.go.jp

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4.80 / 5
(64 reviews)
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4.90 / 5
(10 reviews)
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4.98 / 5
(43 reviews)
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