The Spot Made famous for its indoor shopping district – Nakano Broadway – Nakano offers on its main road (N420), a few dozen sakura trees. Alongside the typical Japanese city landscape you will get the chance to shoot urban pictures featuring beautiful sakura trees. Once your little sakura shoot is done, make a little stop […]

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The Spot Located in the Chiba prefecture, only one stop away from Tokyo Disneyland, Kawai Rinkai Koen is worth checking if you have the chance. With more than 600 sakura trees of 6 different varieties, and closely located near Tokyo Bay, Kasai Rinkai Koen is not only ideal for a good walk but also for […]

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The Spot Located on the north side of Tokyo, Asukayama Koen is one of the oldest hanami spots in Tokyo at 280 years old. With more than a hundred sakura trees and many picnic spots, Asukayama Koen will charm you with its simple atmosphere and elegance. Most parks and gardens in Tokyo were originally built […]

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The Spot Located in the western suburbs of Tokyo, Showa Kinen Koen is one of Tokyo’s largest public parks. Formerly a Japanese air base operated by the US military, it was only in 1977 that the land and base were handed back to the Japanese government. While they still maintain and operate the old military […]

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The Spot Sandwiched between the Imperial Palace and the very business-oriented Shinbashi district, this huge (161,632m2) and aesthetically pleasing park was first designed as a military drilling ground during the early part of the Meiji Period. It was later transformed into a westernized urban-style park that became accessible to the public in 1903. The park […]

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The Spot Located on the other side of the moat of Chidorigafuchi is Kitanomaru Koen. The park opened to the public in 1969 and features sakura trees worth visiting. Unlike the Chidorigafuchi moats, this park allows people to enjoy hanami parties as well as a direct access to Tokyo’s National Museum of Modern Art. The […]

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The Spot Located near Ueno Koen, Yanaka Cemetery, like Aoyama Cemetery, is a famous hanami spot. Mixing traditional Japanese burial places with its Thoba (Japanese wooden memorial boards) as well as a playground for children and small parks, Yanaka Cemetery will offer you a unique perspective on how Japanese culture integrates death into their society. […]

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The Spot Hamarikyu Gardens only offers a few dozen sakura trees in total, but this huge park ranks very high in our hearts for its fantastic Edo-era style gardens, its large pond, and the different tea houses. We also love it for its unique location with one side of the park surrounded by a salt […]

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The Spot Not too far from Shibuya and close to the Kanazawa University, Komazawa Park was built for the 1964 Summer Olympics games and is still used today for some major sport events. Because of its location and sport-centric atmosphere, the park is a famous hanami spot in Tokyo and will greet you with more […]

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The Spot Sakura trees have been spotted in various places around Tokyo, but the official blossom date is announced only when a special someiyoshino – a variety of cherry tree – at the Yasukuni Shrine comes into bloom. It is one of the government-designated benchmark cherry trees that sets the blossom date for each region. […]

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The Spot The Imperial Palace East Gardens are in fact part of the inner palace itself and open all year long to the public, with the exception of few special days. As such, these gardens are well-kept and only open during the daytime. While there are not as many sakura trees as there are in […]

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The Spot Located in the heart of Tokyo, this 263,564m2 cemetery is actually Japan’s first public cemetery and Tokyo’s only foreigner-friendly one. Unique in so many ways, this cemetery also features a gorgeous avenue that, twice a year, is turned into a beautiful nature-tunnel with cherry blossoms in April and a red/orange one in Autumn […]

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