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

Updated: Mar 9

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!

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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.

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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.

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2023 Sakura Forecast Tokyo

Cherry blossoms in Tokyo in 2023 are expected to start budding on March 15, a little earlier than the previous years. The full bloom of cherry blossoms in Tokyo is expected to fall on March 22.

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.

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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