5 Best Places to See Night Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Best YOZAKURA (Night Cherry Blossom) Spots in Tokyo!

Cherry blossoms glows at night magically! Yozakura (cherry blossoms at night) is an amazing way to enjoy cherry blossoms in Japan, and it’s as great as during the day! Here are top 5 spots in Tokyo especially recommended to visit for cherry blossoms viewing at night.

1. Chidorigafuchi

Chidorigafuchi (千鳥ヶ淵) is one of most spectacular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, featuring the 700 m long walk path lined with cherry trees and the moat. The trees are illuminated mystically at night during the full-bloom season. The popular boat ride is also available at night till 8 pm.

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2. Ueno Park

Ueno Park (上野公園) is counted as one of three greatest cherry blossom night viewing spots in Japan along with Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture and Takada Castle in Niigata Prefecture. The vibrant Hanami party vibes continue till evening in the park with the light-up and it’s one of most crowded cherry blossom spots in Tokyo.

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3. Meguro River

Meguro River (目黒川) is one of most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, and the scenic view of the 4km canal lined with cherry blossoms attracts millions of visitors every year. The view gets even more romantic at night as trees are lightened up by charming paper lanterns. The area offers great option for dining as there are numbers of cafes, bars and restaurants located along the river. The light up is available from 6pm to 9pm in late March to early April.

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4. Rikugien Garden

Rikugien (六義園) is a beautiful Japanese garden located in northern Tokyo. The garden is best known for its massive 15m tall x 20m across Shidarezakura (weeping cherry tree) which is illuminated magically at night. The garden is open from 9 am and the light up starts after sunset till 9 pm during cherry blossom season.

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5. Roppongi (Tokyo Midtown & Roppongi Hills)

Two modern city complex sites, Tokyo Midtown (東京ミッドタウン) and Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ) are both located in Roppongi area and within a short distance to each other. Both complexes houses amazing cherry blossom viewing spots surrounded by nature and modern skyscrapers as well as light-ups at night. There are also several restaurants where guests can dine with amazing views of cherry blossoms at sites. They are both highly recommended for those who want to enjoy shopping and dining along with cherry blossom viewing!

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Enjoy Night Cherry Blossom Viewing from a Boat!

Tokyo Water Taxi Cherry Blossom

Tokyo Water Taxi is a unique service in Tokyo that 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 to admire cherry blossoms in some of the most popular cherry blossom-viewing spots in Tokyo, such as the Meguro River or Sumida River. They also offer night-viewing options!

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

Reservations can be made via email on their website.

Did you enjoy the list? Yozakura (night cherry blossom) is definitely a must-see sight of Japanese spring! If you are looking for more info about cherry blossoms in Japan this spring, please check out listed articles, too!

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