6 Best Cherry Blossom Festivals in Tokyo 2023
Best Sakura Matsuri in Tokyo in Spring
Cherry blossom festivals (Sakura Matsuri) are held along several famous viewing spots in Tokyo. Here are 6 must-visit cherry blossom festivals in 2023 spring where visitors can enjoy delicious food and drinks while watching beautiful cherry blossoms as well as light-ups at night!
1. Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival @ Ueno Onshi Park
Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival (うえの桜まつり) is a traditional spring event held at Ueno Onshi Park. There are over 1,200 cherry trees planted at the park site, which flourish beautifully. The park is a popular cherry blossom viewing spot since Edo Period. During the festival period, the light-up of cherry blossoms can be enjoyed at night, and it’s counted as one of three greatest night views of cherry blossoms in Japan.
Access: 3 mins walk from Ueno Station
Date: March 17 – April 9, 2023
2. Bokutei Cherry Blossom Festival @ Sumida Park
Bokutei Cherry Blossom Festival (墨堤さくらまつり) is held at the bank of Sumida River with the 1 km long cherry tree line. It’s very easy to access from Asakusa and Tokyo Skytrees. There will be a special event and numbers of booths offering food, drinks and local souvenirs. The spot is also popular viewing spot at night as beautifully illuminated cherry blossoms can be seen with Sumida River and Tokyo Skytree.
Access: 10 mins walk from Honjo-azumabashi Station
Date: March 18 – April 9, 2023
3. Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival @ Chidorigafuchi
Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival (千代田のさくらまつり) is held annually at one of most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, Chidorigafuchi Park. The park is well known for its picturesque view of the 700 m long walkway and the moat. The popular attraction is riding boats and watching cherry blossoms, which is also available at night.
Access: 9 mins walk from Kudanshita Station, 12 mins walk from Hanzomon Station
Date: March 24 – April 4, 2023
4. Midtown Blossom @ Tokyo Midtown
An annual cherry blossom festival, Midtown Blossom is held at the modern city complex building, Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi area. The main attraction of the festival is the 200 m long Sakura avenue, which is lightened up beautifully at night. Enjoy the collaboration of charming cherry blossoms and modern skyscrapers. Roppongi area is located in the heart of Tokyo and very accessible.
Access: Direct access from Roppongi Station
Date: March 15 to April 16, 2023
5. Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival @ Meguro
Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival (中目黒桜まつり) is held at Nakameguro area, which is near Shibuya area. The festival is held at Nakameguro shopping arcade and the surrounding area including Meguro River, which is one of best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo with the gorgeous illuminated night cherry blossoms.
Access: short walk from Nakameguro Station
Date: March 18 – April 9 2023
6. ARK Hills Cherry Blossom Festival @ Akasaka
The ARK Hills Sakura Festival (アークヒルズ さくらまつり) is held at ARK Karajan Plaza in Akasaka ARK Hills in Akasaka area. During this period, the 1km long cherry tree-lined will be in full bloom creating a “cherry blossom tunnel” between the skyscrapers. At night, the garden is illuminated in cooperation with Izumi Garden and the surrounding community. So in addition to the daytime cherry blossom viewing visitors can enjoy fantastic nighttime cherry blossom viewing.
Access: short walk from Kamiyacho Station or Roppongi-Itchome Station
Date: March 31 – April 2, 2023
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