One Day Trips from Tokyo in Spring: Best Cherry Blossom Spots near Tokyo 2019

Best Spots for Cherry Blossom Viewing around Tokyo

Looking for great cherry blossom spots? How about extending your trip to outside of Tokyo? Here are 10 greatest cherry blossom viewing spots in Kanto area, which are perfect spring day trip destinations from Tokyo!


1. Mt. Akagi, Gunma Prefecture

Enjoy two kinds of beautiful, pink spring flowers at once! Cherry blossoms flourish on the lawn of pink moss.

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 150km away, 2 hours by car OR 2.5 hours by train and bus

Best time for viewing: early to mid April

2. Hitsujiyama Park, Saitama Prefecture

The vast park is covered in colourful pink moss (Shibazakura)

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 110km away, 2 hours by car OR by train

Best time for viewing: mid April to early May

3. Gongendo-tsutsumi, Saitama Prefecture

Enjoy the contrast of two charming flowers: pastel pink cherry blossoms and yellow field mustard

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 70km away, 1 hour by car OR 1.5 hour by train and bus

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

4. Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture

The mountain area of Saitama with several great cherry blossom spots in rich nature

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 105km away, 1.5 hour by car OR 2 hours by train

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

5. Mitsuike Park, Kanagawa Prefecture

The spacey park with 3 ponds and a various kinds of cherry trees.

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 30km away, 1 hour by car OR by train

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

6. Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture

The historical town with old temples and shrines with gorgeous cherry blossoms

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 60km away, 1 hour by car OR by train

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

7. Odawara Castle, Kanagawa Prefecture

The magnificent Japanese castle from Sengoku Period, and the cherry blossom festival is held with lots of food vendors.

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 110km away, 1.5 hour by car OR by train

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

8. Sagami Lake Resort Pleasure Forest, Kanagawa Prefecture

The famous illumination spot near Tokyo lights up cherry trees with 6 million LED lights

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 60km away, 1 hour by car OR 1.5 hour by train

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

9. Izu Highland, Shizuoka Prefecture

The spectacular 3km “Sakura Tunnel” which appears only during the season

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 150km away, 3 hours by car OR 2 hours by train

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

10. Around Mt. Fuji

Enjoy the best scenic view of glorious Mt.Fuji and cute pink cherry blossoms

Distance from Tokyo station: approx 115 km away, 1.5 hour by car OR 2 hours by Express bus

Best time for viewing: early to mid April




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