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Tokyo Cherry Blossom 2024: Forecasts, Dates, Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo

Updated: Mar 29




It’s almost the cherry blossom season in Japan! If you’re planning to visit Tokyo in the spring season, you need to carefully plan your trip to make the most out of the cherry blossom experience.


The 2024 cherry blossom season in Japan is expected to occur between March 23 and April 30, depending on the location. In Tokyo, cherry blossoms in 2024 are expected to flower on March 29 and fully bloom on April 1.


When should I go to Tokyo for cherry blossoms?

The first official cherry blossom forecast of Japan Meteorological Corporation came out last March 28. The perfect dates to visit Tokyo for cherry blossoms would be between March 29 and April 1 according to the official cherry blossom forecast. Expect a deluge of tourists in Tokyo both local and foreign around this time. The dates are subject to change.


Will I see cherry blossoms in Tokyo in April?

As mentioned, cherry blossoms in Tokyo typically fall within the second week until the end of March. While you can still see some cherry blossoms in Tokyo in April, expect that they are not as thriving as those in its typically blooming phase, which is the second week of March until the end of the month.


If you happen to be in Japan in April, the best places to see cherry blossoms around this time would be the northern parts like Sapporo, Aomori, and Nagano, among others.



How long do cherry blossoms last in Tokyo in 2024?

Cherry blossoms typically last for 10 to 14 days. Certain species may last longer than 14 days, but Yoshino cherries, the one that’s widely spread across Japan, last only for about 14 days.


Where to see the best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo in 2024?

From parks and river banks to temples and shrines, cherry blossoms in Tokyo are everywhere. Here are some of the most popular places in Tokyo to view cherry blossoms:


1. Ueno Park

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm

2. Meguro River

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: Nakameguro, Meguro City, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 24 hours

3. Sumida Park

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: 1 Chome Hanakawado, Taito City, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 24 hours

4. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

5. Rikugien Gardens

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: 6 Chome-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



6. Chidorigafuchi

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: 1 Chome−2, Kojimachi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 24 hours

7. Asukayama Park

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: 1 Chome-1-3 Oji, Kita City, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 24 hours

8. Inokashira Park

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: 1 Chome-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino, Tokyo

  • Opening hours: 24 hours

9. Monzen Nakacho River

  • Entrance fee: Free

  • Location: Access via Monzen-Nakacho Station

  • Opening hours: 24 hours

10. Mt. Takao

  • Entrance fee: 1,000 JPY (~7.5 USD)

  • Location: Senbonzakura area

  • Opening hours: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm


There are also underrated places in Tokyo to see cherry blossoms, so be sure to check them out if you’re looking for less crowded spots.

 

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