6 Best Cherry Blossom Festivals in Tokyo 2024

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 2024 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 in 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.

Map: https://goo.gl/2KreuD

Access: 3 mins walk from Ueno Station

Date: 16 March – 7 April , 2024

Light-up: YES

2. Bokutei Cherry Blossom Festival in 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.

Map: https://goo.gl/8JSzkK

Access: 10 mins walk from Honjo-azumabashi Station

Date: 16 March – 7 April 2024

Light-up: YES

3. Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival in 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.

Map: https://goo.gl/fk8N26

Access: 9 mins walk from Kudanshita Station, 12 mins walk from Hanzomon Station

Date: 22 March – 2 April 2024

Light-up: YES

4. Midtown Blossom in 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.

Map: https://goo.gl/x3pq94

Access: Direct access from Roppongi Station

Date: 15 March to 14 April 2024

Light-up: YES

5. Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival in Meguro

Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival (中目黒桜まつり) is an annual cherry blossom event held in Nakameguro near Shibuya district. The festival takes place at Nakameguro Shopping Arcade and the surrounding area including Meguro River, one of the most famous cherry blossom spots in Tokyo. Approx 800 cherry trees stretch about 4km along the canal and display astonishing scenery. At night, the cherry blossoms are illuminated by lanterns.

Map: https://goo.gl/Cfzbvo

Access: short walk from Nakameguro Station

Date: 23, 24 March 2024

Light-up: YES

6. ARK Hills Cherry Blossom Festival in Akasaka

ARK Hills Cherry Blossom Festival
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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.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/3uvFoJDiDLctorEY9

Access: short walk from Kamiyacho Station or Roppongi-Itchome Station

Date: 5, 6, 7 April 2024

Light-up: YES

Special: Cherry blossom viewing from a boat

Tokyo Water Taxi Cherry BlossomTokyo Water Taxi is a unique experience, which allows you to book a small boat privately to enjoy with your family, friends or partner (with a maximum of 8 people). From March 15 to  April 7th, they offer special courses that allows guests a unique opportunity to admire cherry blossoms from a private boat in some of the most popular cherry blossom-viewing spots in Tokyo, such as the Meguro River or Sumida River.

This Spring 2024 enjoy exploring Tokyo from the water, surrounded by blooming cherry trees!

Reservations can be made via email on their website.

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