Hanami Spots In Tokyo 2022

Madeleine Ray

Sprawling parks by the sea, rivers lined with trees reflecting in tranquil water, massive festivals, and a neon glow of the Tokyo Tower illuminating a haunting spread of pink- Hanami season is upon us. Hanami translates to "Flower Viewing", a seasonal event that involves picnic blankets and alcohol- with plenty of cherry blossoms blooming all around. These locations throughout the city are known for being some of the most coveted spots for Hanami, so grab your blanket and snacks- let's witness some of Tokyo's most breathtaking sakura trees this spring.

Sumida Park, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Kasai Rinkai Park, Ueno-Koen, Naka-meguro Sta., Yoyogi Park

  • Sumida Park in Tokyo, Japan

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      Bustles of bubbling shades of pink reflecting off the neon glow of Tokyo Tower in the night, to blue skies adorned with fluttering petals in the day- Sumida Park is a true Tokyo spot for experiencing the Hanami season. Located in the center of the bustling Azabu neighborhood, this quaint slice of tranquility is home to over 600 mesmerizing sakura trees.

  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan

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      Shinjuku Gyoen is a beautiful park found near the buzzing Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo. A vast garden space that decorates a gorgeous Tokyo skyline in the distance, sakura trees bloom throughout the picturesque garden. This garden pays careful attention to the seasonal trees and flowers, and in spring you can be sure to witness healthy, bountiful sakura trees blossoming in their full capacity.

  • Kasai Rinkai Park in Tokyo, Japan

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      Kasai Rinkai Park is a seaside sprawl of stunning natural grounds that is also close to the iconic Tokyo Disneyland. A spacious location, with plenty of room for you to layout your picnic blanket with friends, this quaint spot is idyllic for embracing the cherry blossom season.

  • Ueno-Koen in Tokyo, Japan

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      Ueno Park is a must-see cherry blossom destination, but the green sprawl of this massive park fills up fast- so secure your spot early in the morning. Imagine hundreds of blossoming petals overflowing this iconic park, along with incredible museums, food stalls, and other live events to celebrate this quintessentially Japanese experience.

  • Naka-meguro Sta. in Tokyo, Japan

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      Naka Meguro is not just a trendy spot to sip lattes at cafes or shop at boutiques but the home of Tokyo's Meguro river, easily one of the best spots in the city to view the blossoming sakura trees. The Meguro river in spring works as the perfect bubbling reflector to hundreds of ballerina pink cherry blossom trees that curl over its edge. Tasty food stalls, cultural events, and a sense of tradition lingering in the air.

  • Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan

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      Yoyogi Park's proximity to the hip Shibuya and Harajuku neighborhoods makes it a perfect destination to get some flower viewing in on a busy Tokyo itinerary. Endless boutiques, eateries, shopping malls, and cutesy cafes combined with gorgeous natural sprawl decorated with hundred of pink cherry blossoms is why you will find all the most fashionable Tokyo-ites partying at this park in spring.