Sakura Season- My 5 Favourite Places to Photograph the blossoms in Tokyo.

Sakura Season!


It is that time of the year where Tokyo (and the rest of Japan) turn pink and people escape outdoors with their picnics and tripods. It is a very brief time- best for about 5 days, and thankfully the weather is in our favour this year. (Last year it poured with rain for the crucial days and washed the bulk of the blossoms off the trees!)

Kitanomaru Park and Imperial Palace East Gardens.


This park is just beautiful. Exit at Exit 2 from Kudanshita station on the Toei Subway line and you’ll be hit with blossoms, and their clicking fan club!


Showa Kinen Park


Oh, I love this park. From now, until late summer there is a burst of colour from the cherries, to the tulips, poppies and cosmos. It also boasts a great children’s area, open field and cycle route.



Shinjuku Goen National Garden


Another one of my favourite parks. The cherries here are just exquisite, as is their setting.


Aoyama Cemetry

I found this a rather strange place to see the blossoms, but it was quite something to behold. I’m not sure though, whether I was more taken with the blossoms or the lunching people in the cemetery!


Ueno Park


I enjoy visiting Ueno park at sakura season, more to watch all the people sitting along the path enjoying their hanami. Complete with the tradition of removing their shoes when the sit on the tarpaulin!


To see the Sakura Forecast for 2015, click here

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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2 Responses to Sakura Season- My 5 Favourite Places to Photograph the blossoms in Tokyo.

  1. Stunning sakura and great photos! Lovely post, makes me smile ☺

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