【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese

Among the numerous cherry blossom viewing spots, which place is particularly popular among Japanese people? "Rurubu", which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records™ as the "Longest book series-travel guides". From the top-ranked cherry blossom spots listed in Rurubu, FUN! JAPAN has carefully selected some to introduce to our readers. This time, we will introduce popular cherry blossom spots in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and other places in Kanto region.

【Tokyo】Roppongi Hills

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese
Roppongi Hills

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese

Roppongi Hills in spring is a famous spot for cherry blossoms. In the Mohri Garden, there are old Somei Yoshino cherry trees and weeping cherry trees, and on Roppongi Sakura-zaka, 75 rows of Somei Yoshino cherry blossom trees delight visitors. From late March, in line with the cherry blossom bloom, the area is lit up, making it a fantastic spot for viewing cherry blossoms at night. The photo shows the lit-up Mohri Garden and Roppongi Sakura-zaka.

  • Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo and others
  • Best viewing time: Late March to mid-April
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Business/visiting hours: Mohri Garden open from 7:00 to 23:00
  • Closed: Open every day
  • Number of trees: About 90 (Mohri Garden, Roppongi Sakura-zaka)
  • Cherry blossom types: Somei Yoshino, Yohkoh
  • Night cherry blossom period (as of 2023): Late March to early April
  • Night cherry blossom time (as of 2023): Mori Garden: 17:30 to 23:00, Roppongi Sakura-zaka: 17:30 to 22:30

【Tokyo】Tokyo Midtown

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese

The cherry blossoms at Tokyo Midtown, including about 40 trees inherited from the old Defense Agency era, such as Somei Yoshino and Yaebenishidare, and a total of about 150 trees of 8 types, create a beautiful spring with different expressions throughout the period, not only during the full bloom period but also during the night light-up.

  • Address: 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Best viewing time: Late March to early April
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Business/visiting hours: Shops 11:00-21:00, Restaurants 11:00-0:00 the next day (varies by facility/store)
  • Closed: Varies by facility/store
  • Number of trees: About 150
  • Types of cherry blossoms: Somei Yoshino, etc.
  • Night cherry blossom period (as of 2023): March 15 (Wed) - April 16 (Sun)
  • Night cherry blossom time (as of 2023): 17:00-23:00

【Tokyo】Asukayama Park

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese

This is one of the most famous cherry blossom spots in Tokyo, with about 600 cherry trees planted on a site of 73,000 square meters. Known as a cherry blossom spot since the Edo period, the park has a Noh stage, and a square with fountains, a castle slide, and a steam locomotive, which are popular with children. Open flames are strictly prohibited in the park (cooking with barbecues or cassette stoves is not allowed).

  • Address: 1-1-3 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo
  • Best viewing time: Late March to early April
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Business/visiting hours: Free admission (no entry from 23:00 to 5:00 the next day)
  • Closed: Open all year round
  • Number of trees: About 800 (including Ueno Zoo)
  • Types of cherry blossoms: Somei Yoshino, Yamazakura, Kan-hizakura, etc.

【Tokyo】Yoyogi Park

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese

Cherry blossoms can be seen all over the park, but the cherry blossom garden near Shibuya Gate is particularly beautiful when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, with overlapping branches. The main type is Somei Yoshino. It is the fifth largest urban park in the 23 wards of Tokyo, divided into a forest park area and an event plaza area. Light meals are available at the kiosk, and catering cars operate in places like the fountain plaza on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. During the cherry blossom viewing season, many people drop their smartphones and mobile phones in the toilet, and they cannot be retrieved from temporary toilets until a few days later, so be careful with lost items. *Cherry blossom viewing parties may not be allowed in the park (as of 2023). Please check the official website in advance.

  • Address: 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Best viewing time: Late March to April
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Business/Visiting hours: Open 24/7
  • Closed: Open every day
  • Number of trees: 600
  • Types of cherry blossoms: Oshima-zakura, Somei Yoshino, Uwamizu-zakura, Kawazu-zakura, Ukon-zakura, Kohigan-zakura, Sato-zakura

【Saitama】Hitsujiyama Park

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese

Located on a hill overlooking the city of Chichibu, about 1,000 trees, including Somei Yoshino, are planted. This park is also famous for its colorful Shibazakura (moss phlox) of 10 varieties. During the Shibazakura countermeasure period, the parking lot in the park becomes paid, so please use public transportation as much as possible.

  • Address: 6360 Omiya, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture
  • Best viewing time: Early April (Somei Yoshino), Mid-April to early May (Shibazakura)
  • Admission fee: Free (Shibazakura Hill is paid during the countermeasure period, free for junior high school students and below)
  • Business/Visiting hours: Visit freely (Shibazakura Hill is open from 8 to 17 during the Shibazakura countermeasure period)
  • Number: About 1,000 trees, about 400,000 Shibazakura
  • Cherry blossom types: Somei Yoshino, Yaesakura, Benishidarezakura

【Saitama】Satte Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese
Enjoy the contrast of pink cherry blossoms and yellow rapeseed flowers

The town which flourished as an inn at the junction of the Edo period, Nikko Kaido and Nikko Onari Kaido, is now Satte City. Along the embankment of the Nakagawa River flowing in the prefectural Gongendo Park in the northern part of the city, a tunnel of cherry blossoms by Somei Yoshino continues for about 1km, and next to it is a vast field of canola flowers. The contrast between the pink of the cherry blossoms and the yellow of the canola flowers is beautiful.

  • Address: 887-3 Oji Kokufu-kan, Satte City, Saitama Prefecture
  • Best viewing time: Late March to early April
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Business/Visiting hours: Free to stroll
  • Closed: Open all year round
  • Number of trees: About 1000
  • Type of cherry blossom: Somei Yoshino
  • Cherry blossom viewing at night (as of 2023): March 25, 2023 (Sat) - April 9, 2023 (Sun) *Subject to change depending on the blooming situation
  • Night cherry blossom viewing time (as of 2023): From sunset

【Kanagawa】Odawara Castle Park

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese
Odawara Castle Tower and Cherry Blossoms

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese
Cherry blossoms at night in Odawara Castle Park

This park, centered around the main enclosure of Odawara Castle, is home to cherry trees that bloom around the castle ruins and its surroundings. The oldest of these were planted in the early Showa era, before the castle tower was restored in 1960 (Showa 35). The cherry blossom trees that line the path from Gakubashi to the castle tower are particularly beautiful.

  • Address: Inside the castle grounds, Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Best viewing time: Late March to early April
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Number of trees: 300
  • Type of cherry blossom: Somei Yoshino
  • Cherry blossom viewing at night (as of 2023): Late March to early April (planned)
  • Nighttime cherry blossom viewing hours (as of 2023): 18:00 to 21:00 (planned)

【Kanagawa】Sankeien Garden

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese
Enjoy the atmospheric cherry blossoms with ancient architecture such as the three-storied pagoda from late March to early April

A Japanese garden that spans approximately 175,000 square meters, harmoniously blending historical buildings, ponds, and the beauty of the garden with cherry blossoms. The types include Somei Yoshino, Shidarezakura (Weeping Cherry), Yamazakura (Wild Cherry), Oshimazakura, and Yaezakura. The area around the outer garden pond is beautiful. Pets, use of fire, karaoke, and place reservation are not allowed.

  • Address: 58-1 Honmoku San-no-Tani, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
  • Best viewing time: Late March to early April
  • Admission fee: Adults 700 yen, Elementary and Junior High School students 200 yen
  • Business/Visiting hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (Admission until 16:30) *Opening hours may be extended during event periods
  • Closed: December 29 to 31
  • Number of trees: 250
  • Types of cherry blossoms: Somei Yoshino, Oshimazakura, Shidarezakura, Yamazakura, etc.
  • Night Cherry Blossom Period (as of 2023): March 25, 2023 (Sat) to April 4, 2023 (Tue)
  • Night Cherry Blossom Time (as of 2023): Sunset to 20:30 (Last admission at 20:00)

【Chiba】Shimizu Park

【Japan Cherry Blossom】Let's Go in Spring 2024! Popular Kanto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots Among Japanese
Shimizu Park Niomon Gate and Cherry Blossoms

Established in 1894 by the fifth-generation head of Kashiwaya, Mogi Shichiroemon, this park spans 280,000 square meters and was also known as Shurakuen. In 1927, cherry trees were planted. In addition to the cherry blossoms of Kinnoin's Goshos, the park also features paid facilities such as Flower Fantasia, Pony Ranch, Campground, Field Athletics, Aqua Adventure, and Fishing Pond, serving as a place of relaxation for citizens throughout the year.

  • Address: 906 Shimizu, Noda City, Chiba Prefecture
  • Best viewing time: Late March to early April
  • Admission fee: Free (varies by facility)
  • Business/Visiting hours: Free to stroll (varies by facility)
  • Closed: Open all year round
  • Number of trees: About 2000
  • Types of cherry blossoms: Somei Yoshino, Kanhi Sakura, Yaezakura, Weeping Cherry, Ookanezakura, Ooshimazakura

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