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Tokyo Sakura Season 2023: Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo 2023

Updated: 1 day ago

There are so many great spots to view cherry blossoms in Tokyo in 2023. From public parks to rivers to gardens to private premises, Tokyo never fails to amaze those who want to experience the best of hanami.


‘Hanami’ is an ancient tradition in Japan where people gather to watch cherry trees. In a literal sense, ‘hanami’ means ‘flower viewing.’ Cherry blossom viewing is definitely one of the best things to do in Tokyo. Thus, we compiled all the popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo so don’t miss it!


Also Read: Japan Cherry Blossom 2023: Everything You Need to Know


Does Tokyo have cherry blossoms?

Yes! Tokyo has cherry blossoms. In fact, Tokyo offers many of the best viewing spots for sakura season in Japan!


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What is the best month to visit Tokyo?

The best month to visit Tokyo depends on what you want to experience. Tokyo is best visited in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) when the weather is temperate.

Tokyo in summer is hot and humid but definitely bearable. Tokyo in winter is cold but traveling is still very doable. Ultimately, you can visit Tokyo any time of the year.


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What month is cherry blossom in Japan 2023?

Based on the latest 2023 cherry blossom forecast, cherry blossoms in Japan start budding and flowering in late March and early April. However, cherry blossoms don’t bud and bloom across the country at the same time.


Will there be a cherry blossom Festival in 2023?

Yes, Japan is celebrating the sakura season in full swing this year after 3 years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2023, you will definitely see both locals and tourists flocking to hanami viewing spots in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and across the country.


Also Read: Top Things to Do in Japan in Winter


2023 Sakura Forecast Tokyo

Cherry blossoms in Tokyo in 2023 are expected to start budding in March 20, a little earlier than the previous years. The full bloom of cherry blossoms in Tokyo is expected to fall on March 27.


This is a forecast, so make sure to look for updates from time to time if you are planning to see the best cherry blossoms in Tokyo.


Also Read: 6 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Japan


Top 10 Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo 2023

The best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo are very accessible to most people. If you’re looking into celebrating hanami, here are the best spots to enjoy cherry blossoms in Tokyo:


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




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