字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント 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. 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