Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Yokohama 2020
Best Yokohama Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots 2020
Yokohama City is one of the most popular day trip destinations from Tokyo. Yokohama offers great option for shopping, dining and entertainments as well as seasonal activities including cherry blossom viewing. There are several amazing cherry blossom viewing spots in Yokohama which are definitely worth visiting from Tokyo. In this article, I’m going to share the best place to see cherry blossoms in Yokohama for 2020 spring including Sakura Matsuri and late blooming cherry blossoms!
Minato Mirai 21
Minato Mirai 21 Sakura Festival 2019 (みなとみらい21さくらフェスタ2019) will be held at Minato Mirai 21 (MM21) district in Yokohama City from 23 to 31 March 2019. The main venue for the festival is a 500 m long cherry blossom street lined by 150 cherry trees. Various special events and cherry blossoms light-up at night will be available. Minato Mirai is a great area to hang out. Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainments along with the magnificent cherry blossom avenue!
Access: Short walk from Minato Mirai Station (Minato Minami Line)
Date: TBA (23 to 31 March 2019)
Sankeien Garden (三渓園) is a traditional Japanese landscape garden located in Naka Ward, Yokohama City. The garden was designed by the wealthy silk trader Sankei Hara ( whose real name was Tomitaro Hara), and opened in 1906. The garden consists with rich nature and several historical buildings, and there are about 300 cherry trees at the site. The light-up event is held during cherry blossom season.
Access: Bus from Yokohama Station, Negishi Station, Sakuragicho Station or Motomachi Chukagai Station to “Sankeien Iriguchi Stop”
Fee: 700 yen
Hours: 9:00～17:00 (Light-up: Sunset~21:00)
Mitsuike Park (三ッ池公園) is a locals’ favourite cherry blossom viewing spots in Yokohama where hundreds of people visit there to have Hanami Party (picnic) during the season. The park has approx 1,600 cherry trees at the vast space of 29.7 ha as well as beautiful rich nature and three large ponds. The park is known for owning a wide variety of cherry blossoms and the great viewing period as about 80 kinds of cherry trees flourish one by one from mid February to mid April. It’s amazing option for those who miss the peak season of cherry blossoms in Kanto area.
Access: Bus from Tsurumi Station or Shin Yokohama Station to “Mitsuikekoen Kitamon Stop”
Ooka River Promenade
Ooka River Promenade (大岡川プロムナード) is a 3.5 km long walk path along Ooka River where about 500 cherry trees bloom in spring. Cherry blossom festival is held at the site annually with food vendors and special events. The cherry blossoms are lightened up at night by 2,500 lanterns during the season for about 2–3 weeks. It’s located about 5 mins walk from Keikyu Line Gumyoji Station, which is about 15 min train ride from JR Yokohama Station.
Access: 5 mins walk from Gumyoji Station (Keikyu Line)
Cherry Blossom Festival Date: TBA (30 March to 1 April 2019)
Light-up Date: 23 March to 14 April 2019 (17:00～24:00)
How did you enjoy the list?? Which cherry blossom spots in Yokohama would you like to visit this spring?? You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo, too, but I’d also recommend you to take day trips from Tokyo to see more spectacular scenery! I have listed some more articles for you suggesting popular places to see cherry blossoms around Tokyo!