Meguro River Cherry Blossoms

Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo: Meguro River

Meguro River (目黒川) is one of the most popular places to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo. It’s located in Nakameguro area which is near Shibuya, central of Tokyo. The best highlight of Meguro River Cherry Blossoms is over 800 cherry trees lined for about 4 km along the river which displays the spectacular view.

During the main season for cherry blossoms, a cherry blossom festival is held near the river and there will be a lot of stalls selling food and drinks. There are also many cafes and restaurants along the river and some of them have terrace seats where you can enjoy delicious food with the cherry blossoms views. Cherry blossoms at Meguro River can be enjoyed at day and night as the light-up of the cherry blossoms is available till 9 pm during the season.

Meguro River’s cherry blossoms are also recommended to see after the peak season. After the cherry blossoms reach the full bloom, countless pink petals are blown by the wind, fall down and cover the surface of the river, creating an astonishing scenery.

Enjoy strolling down one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in Tokyo, Nakameguro with the beautiful scenery of cherry blossoms along Meguro River!

Enjoy Meguro River Cherry Blossom from a boat

okyo Water Taxi Cherry Blossom

Being one of the most popular spots to admire the sakura in Tokyo, the Meguro River area is usually crowded at this time of year. But there is a way to enjoy the cherry blossoms while avoiding the crowds, and have unique views: watch them from the water!

From March 15 to April 7th Tokyo Water Taxi, an unique service which allows you to book a small boat privately, offers special courses that allows guests a unique opportunity to admire cherry blossoms from a private boat.

Reservations can be made via email on their website.

-Meguro River Cherry Blossom Festival


Access: Short walk from Nakameguro Station

Illumination: 17:00~ 20:30

Best time to visit: late March to early April

Festival Date: mid March to early April

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