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  • Tokyo is Japan's capital, most populated metropolis, and also boasts more cherry blossom-viewing

  • hotspots than anywhere else in the country.

  • Nestled amid its giant buildings and winding expressways are a plethora of parks, gardens,

  • tree-lined lanes and riverbanks that offer some of the best sakura experiences in all Japan.

  • Visitors from around the world flock to Tokyo each spring to take in the beautiful blossoms.

  • In the average year, the peak of sakura season occurs during one week in early April.

  • However depending on temperatures in the preceding weeks, the peak can start in late March or

  • last into mid April.

  • It is also worth mentioning that due to the variety of cherry trees found throughout the

  • city, even if you are visiting a few weeks on either side of this zone, you should still

  • be able to find a few blossoms.

  • With so many spots to choose from, we thought we'd make planning your perfect, petal-filled

  • trip a little easier by giving a quick rundown of our Top 10 cherry blossom locations in Tokyo.

  • Number 10: Koishikawa Botanical Garden

  • Belonging to the prestigious Tokyo University,

  • Koishikawa Botanical Garden is home to thousands of varieties of trees and plants as well as

  • a beautiful landscape garden.

  • During spring it doesn't get as crowded as other popular sakura spots around the city,

  • making for a pleasant atmosphere for visitors to enjoy the blossoms.

  • Numer 9: The Meguro River

  • The Meguro River is an attractive canal lined

  • with hundreds of cherry trees and a plethora of shops and cafes in one of the capital's

  • hippest neighborhoods.

  • During peak season, the many bridges which span the waterway provide picturesque views

  • of the river crowded by pink petals so don't forget to bring your camera.

  • Number 8: Koishikawa Korakuen

  • Among Tokyo's prettiest traditional gardens,

  • Koishikawa Korakuen is particularly famous for its weeping cherry trees, which take center

  • stage in spring among the park's many other picturesque features.

  • Number 7: Asukayama Park

  • This hilltop park in the north of the city

  • has been popular as an atmospheric hanami spot since the Edo Period and still attracts

  • a large number of cherry blossom lovers of all ages even now.

  • Number 6: Yoyogi Park

  • One of the city's more well-known parks.

  • Yoyogi sits across the street from the stylish Harajuku neighborhood and directly next to

  • the famous Meiji Shrine.

  • This expansive park is a hotspot for hanami parties, having enough space for a lively

  • atmosphere to prevail here throughout the season.

  • Number 5: Showa Kinenkoen

  • With over a thousand trees, this huge, family-friendly

  • park is located 30 minutes west of Tokyo.

  • The abundant blossoms here typically bloom a few days later than those in central Tokyo,

  • making the park popular with those who missed hanami downtown.

  • Aside from the cherry blossoms, the park also boasts other beautiful flowers and a variety

  • of facilities and amenities.

  • Number 4: Sumida Park

  • During spring the walking paths along the

  • shores of this picturesque river become lined with pink petals.

  • Located only a short walk from the famous Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Sumida park is

  • an ideal place for visitors to take in views of the iconic Tokyo Skytree framed by cherry blossoms.

  • Number 3: Chidorigafuchi

  • One of the most photogenic sakura spots in

  • the city, Chidorigafuchi consists of a path alongside the sakura-lined moat of former

  • Edo Castle just west of the Imperial Palace.

  • For a fee, visitors can even rent a rowboat to paddle around in the old moat.

  • This atmospheric area makes for a charming petal-filled stroll both during the day, and

  • also in the evening during nightly illuminations..

  • Lastly, the nearby Yasukuni Shrine is home to hundreds more cherry trees, including Tokyo's

  • representative tree, which the meteorological agency uses to determine the state of the

  • sakura season for the entire city.

  • Number 2: Ueno Park

  • Ueno Park is the most renowned party spot

  • in all of Tokyo during sakura season, and is a true hanami haven packed with vistiors

  • enjoying the festivities both in the upper section where the wide central walking path

  • is located and also around Shinobazu Pond in the lower section.

  • The park's paths are lined with hundreds of cherry trees, and it's recommended to

  • get here early if you intend to get a place under one.

  • Number1: Shinjuku Gyoen

  • This large, family-friendly park stands as

  • a natural oasis in one of Tokyo's busiest districts.

  • This peaceful park boasts over one thousand cherry trees which span a range of species

  • and bloom at different times during the season, making Shinjuku Gyoen a great place to visit

  • for blossom enthusiasts who are in town a little before or after peak season.

  • One point to be aware of is that the park doesn't allow alcohol inside and so is not

  • a good option for visitors intent on enjoying their hanami with some drinks.

  • Nevertheless, with so many beautiful scenes and sakura viewing opportunities throughout

  • its vast and varied grounds, Shinjuku Gyoen takes the cake as our number one sakura location

  • in all of Tokyo.

  • So there you have it, our top ten cherry blossom spots in Tokyo.

  • Hopefully this video helps you to plan your perfect petal-filled trip.

  • More in-depth information on the cherry blossoms can be found in the dedicated section of our website

  • including this year's forecast, lists of the best sakura spots, tree varieties, and during sakura season,

  • daily cherry blossom reports from around the country.

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  • or head to japan-guide.com, your comprehensive up-to-date travel guide first hand from Japan.

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  • Happy travels.

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