Cherry blossoms along the water in Tokyo

Hanami by the water's edge in Tokyo

There is no right or wrong way to view cherry blossoms, sakura, in Japan. However, there as some preferred spots in each region and city. In Tokyo admiring the cherry blossoms from the water's edge is very popular with locals. The sakura petals are already beautiful, however, their beauty is enhanced when reflected in the water. Here are our top spots for cherry blossom viewing, hanami, in Tokyo by the water. 

  • Sumida River (Sumida district)

Located northeast of Tokyo, the Sumida River is a prime spot to come and admire the cherry blossoms. The best way to see the cherry blossoms is from the water, this pretty, 23 km long waterway hosts many cruises every day.

To discover: Sumida River

Among them, the cruise '' Asakusa-Hinode-Pier'', which connects Asakusa to Tokyo Bay, is particularly popular when the good weather returns.

The banks of the Sumida River in spring

The banks of the Sumida River in spring

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The moats of the Tokyo Imperial Palace

The moat of the Tokyo Imperial Palace

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If you want to admire the cherry trees in Inokashira Park:

  • Address: 1-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0005
  • Hours: open 24 hours a day
  • Prices: free
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from Kichijoji station (Chuo line)

Also in this neighborhood: Ghibli Museum

Cherry trees at Inokashira Park

Cherry trees at Inokashira Park

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The illuminated cherry trees of Rikugi-en

The illuminated cherry trees of Rikugi-en

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Hama-Rikyu and the cherry blossoms.

Hama-Rikyu and its pond lined with flowers

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Tokyo under the cherry blossoms

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