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

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

You can enjoy two kinds of beautiful, pink spring flowers at once! Cherry blossoms flourish on the lawn of pink moss at Mt Akagi.

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

Best time for viewing: early to mid April

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2. Hitsujiyama Park, Saitama Prefecture

Hitsujiyama Park is a vast park covered in vivid pink moss (Shibazakura), another kind of cherry blossom that grows on the ground.

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

Best time for viewing: mid April to early May

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3. Gongendo-tsutsumi, Saitama Prefecture

Gongendo-Tsutsumi offers the amazing contrast of two charming spring flowers: pastel pink cherry blossoms and yellow field mustard.

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

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

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4. Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture

Nagatoro is the mountain area of Saitama Prefecture where several great cherry blossom spots can be enjoyed in rich nature.

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

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

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5. Mitsuike Park, Kanagawa Prefecture

Mitsuike Park in Yokohama is a spacious park where a variety of cherry trees can be seen.

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

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

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6. Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture

At the historical town Kamakura, you can enjoy gorgeous cherry blossoms with well-preserved temples and shrines from Kamakura Period.

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

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

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7. Odawara Castle, Kanagawa Prefecture

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

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

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

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8. Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest, Kanagawa Prefecture

Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest is one of the most popular winter illuminations spots in Japan and cherry blossoms can be enjoyed with spectacular 6 million LED lights.

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

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

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9. Izu Highland, Shizuoka Prefecture

In Izu Highland, you can enjoy the spectacular 3km “Sakura Tunnel” as well as Sakura Matsuri (cherry blossom festival).

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

Best time for viewing: late March to early April

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10. Around Mt. Fuji

Around Mt Fuji, there are several amazing spots where you can enjoy charming cherry blossoms and the  view of glorious Mt.Fuji together.

Distance from Tokyo: 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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Did you enjoy the list? Which cherry blossom spots are you gonna visit this year? For more information about cherry blossoms and things to see/do in spring in Japan, please check out articles below, too!

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