Best Cherry Blossom Events in Tokyo 2023
Best Sakura Events and Festivals in Tokyo in Spring
Spring in Japan is all about cherry blossoms. Japanese sakura season is highly popular and one of the top year’s events in the country. Numbers of cherry blossom festivals are held all across the country at famous spots, and cities are dyed white and pink in their parks, gardens and streets.
But cherry blossom viewing is not the only way to enjoy the sakura in Japan! There are also several cherry blossom flavored food and drinks, as well as cherry blossom themed/related products and even special events where you can have a different and unique cherry blossom experience! From digital art and night illuminations to special food and merchandise, here you have the best cherry blossom events available in Tokyo in 2023 Spring. Let’s check them out!
As it has been a classic for several years now for these dates, the popular digital art museum teamLab Planets will transform two of its artworks, Floating Universe of Flowers and Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity into a cherry blossom-theme for a limited time from March 1 to April 30, 2023.
Access: short walk from Shin-Toyosu Station
Tickets: teamLab Planets TOKYO E-Tickets
For more info about the teamLab Planets:
Shinjuku Gyoen, one of Tokyo’s most famous cherry blossom viewing spots is collaborating with NAKED, INC. are for the first time to create NAKED Sakura Night Garden at Shinjuku Garden. Over 900 cherry trees from 70 varieties blooming in Shinjuku Gyoen will be lit up at night. The event will be held from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 23, 2023.
Access: from JR Shinjuku station, south exit walking approx. 10 mins / Shinjuku-Gyoenmae station, exit 1 walking approx. 5 mins / Shinjuku-Sanchome station, exit E5 walking approx. 5 mins
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is one of the most popular aquarium in Tokyo, with 350 kinds of sea creatures. They have been collaborating with NAKED for some years now, combining aquarium displays with NAKED’s digital art. For Spring NAKED Sakura Aquarium features cherry blossom themed display in the 7 different areas, including the public’s favorite dolphin show for a limited time.
Related article: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa: Special Events and Discount Tickets
Yomiuri Land is the largest amusement park in Tokyo area and it’s specially popular for its winter illumination event Yomiuriland Jewellumination. During Spring the park is holding a special cherry blossom lighting event featuring cherry blossoms and colourful illumination. Visitors can enjoy over 1,000 cherry trees while riding some of attractions during day and the beautiful LED illumination at night.
-MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2023
Tokyo Midtwon, Tokyo’s biggest entertainment complex, will hold its annual spring event MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2023, where visitors can enjoy cherry blossom viewing and floral art, from Wednesday, March 15 to Sunday, April 16, 2023. For 2023 edition they will also feature a variety of indoor and outdoor events.
Midtown Garden will feature a “spring walkway” lined with approximately 100 cherry blossom trees and The Singleton Blossom Lounge, an outdoor lounge where visitors can enjoy stylish hanami (flower viewing) in the heart of the city. Besides, The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo will offer original cocktails.
Official Website: https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/event/6418/
Happo-en, the beautiful traditional Japanese garden in Minato ward, Tokyo, will held TOKYO SAKURA GARDEN SPRING FESTIVAL 2023. During the event the cherry trees in the garden will be illuminated in pink light in a Spring Light Up, and visitors can enjoy not only the light up but also cherry blossom-themed food and drinks, Koto performance and even a DJ party!
At day time visitors can also enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Official Website: https://www.happo-en.com/
Starbucks Japan is popular for releasing varios seasonal collections through the year with special beverages and merchandise. Starbucks Japan Sakura Collection with cherry blossom inspired merchandise and flavoured beverages is no doubt the most awaited every year.
In addition to the Starbucks Japan Sakura Collection the largest Starbucks store in Japan, Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo also offers their own Sakura collection with original designs and exclusive food and drink menu that are only available at this store.
-Cherry Blossom Festivals
As I mentioned at the beginning during the cherry blossom season numbers of festivals are held all across Japan, and some of the most popular are in Tokyo. Visitors can enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms while having delicious food and drinks.
Check here our picks of the best cherry blossom festivals in Tokyo!
-Sakura Inspired Products
In addition to all of the above during Spring in Japan varios cherry blossom flavored food and drinks are also released. Indulge yourself with limited-edition products with Sakura flavour and design only available this time of the year.
See here some of the best Sakura products in Japan!
Moreover, several luxury hotels and cafes are also offering a sakura-themed afternoon tea with special sweets!
Check out some of the best Sakura afternoon tea in Tokyo:
Thanks for reading! Did you liked our pick of the best cherry blossom events that will be held in Tokyo in 2023? For more information about traveling in Tokyo in Spring, here you have some more articles that you might be interested!