Best Cherry Blossom Events in Tokyo 2021
Best Sakura Events and Festivals in Tokyo in 2021 Spring
Japanese spring is all about cherry blossoms, and numbers of Sakura Matsuri (cherry blossoms festivals) are held across the country in spring. There are also cherry blossom themed/related events that you can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in various unique ways besides viewing. From digital art to night illumination , I have listed must-visit cherry blossom events held in Tokyo in 2021 spring. Let’s check them out!
Note: Some of cherry blossom festivals and events in Japan are cancelled due to coronavirus. Please check the latest information on official websites before visiting. (Related article ▶ 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival Cancellations in Japan due to COVID-19)
There are two digital art museums in Tokyo produced by an interdisciplinary group, teamLab: teamLab Borderless (in Odaiba) and teamLab Planets (in Toyosu) which are both top tourist attractions in the past few years since opening.
Some of interactive digital installations at teamLab Borderless will be displayed with spring edition for a limited time including “Forest of Resonating Lamps-One Stroke, Cherry Blossom” and “Memory of Topography”, featuring spring flowers.
Access: short walk from Aomi Station
The body immersive digital art museum, teamLab Planets also displays their exhibits with seasonal-edition during spring including “Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers” and “Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People — Infinity”.
-Art Aquarium Museum
Art Aquarium Museum is a new type of art exhibition that consists of art, light, sound and goldfish, and offers visitors a new art experience. Currently the museum is hosting a special exhibition with cherry blossom motif until early May 2021. The entire space is decorated with cherry blossom colour and the limited-time food and drink menu is also available at the lounge.
Access: 2 mins walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station
-Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is hosting their popular dolphin show with cherry blossom theme for a limited time. The night dolphin performance “Sakura Narrative” features dolphins dancing along with music and surrounded by cherry blossom petals that are created by the latest digital art technology. The jellyfish exhibition is also decorated with cherry blossom theme and special sakura-inspired menu is also available for a limited time (until mid April).
Related article: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa: Special Events and Discount Tickets
-Tokyo Skytree Town
Tokyo Skytree Town hosts various seasonal events and attractions through the year, and currently a spring-theme event is held at several locations in the site until early April. The event includes a cherry blossomcolour light-up of Tokyo Skytree, special decorations, cherry blossom dishes and dessertss. Konica Minolta Planetarium (7F) also displays a cherry blossom theme on the dome screen.
Related article: Tokyo Skytree: The New Symbol of Modern Tokyo
Tickets: Tokyo Skytree Tickets
-Starbucks Sakura Collection
Starbucks Japan releases various seasonal merchandise collections and beverages through the year, and their cherry blossom collection is arguably the most anticipated one. The Starbucks Japan Sakura Collection 2021 including the cherry blossom inspired merchandise and cherry blossom flavoured beverages.
The largest Starbucks store in Japan, Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo offers its own Sakura collections including the cherry blossom themed tumblers, mugs, etc, with the original design as well as exclusive food and drink menu.
-Cherry Blossom Festivals
During the peak season of cherry blossoms, special events and festivals are held at several locations in Tokyo. Visitors can enjoy special events, delicious food and drinks while viewing beautiful cherry blossoms.
Here are my picks of the best cherry blossom festivals in Tokyo!
-Sakura Inspired Products
During spring, various cherry blossom inspired products are released in Japan including food, drinks and beauty products. You can enjoy limited-edition products with Sakura flavour and design only this time of the year.
Check out the latest Sakura products in Japan in 2021!
Thanks for reading! I hope you have enjoyed reading my picks of the best cherry blossom events held in Tokyo in 2021!
Various seasonal events are held in Tokyo through the year, so if you are planning to visit Tokyo, make sure to check the schedule for up-coming events in advance 🙂
For more information about travelling in Tokyo in spring, I have listed some more articles that you might be interested!