Chidorigafuchi (千鳥ヶ淵) is a popular place to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo, and one of the most picturesque cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. Chidorigafuchi is the moats and waterways of the former Edo Castle, and it’s located at the northwest of the Imperial Palace. The place features around 200 cherry trees stretches for 700m along the promenade that decorate the moats beautifully, and over 1 million people come and enjoy this stunning view. The cherry blossoms are lightened up at night after sunset till 22:00.
The best way to enjoy the cherry blossom view at Chidorigafuchi is by a boat. Visitors can rent boats and paddle on the moats surrounded by beautiful cherry blossoms at day and night (9:00~20:30). After the peak season, the petals of cherry blossoms cover the surface of the water which create another spectacular spring scenery.
Chidorigafuchi is located in Chiyoda Ward and the cherry blossom festival is held during the season featuring special events and food& drinks. There are many more cherry blossom viewing spots around this area such as Yasukuni Shrines and the Imperial Palace.