Tokyo comes alive this spring in pretty pink — explore some of the best hanami experiences this amazing city has to offer
Plan your trip with the help of this cherry blossom forecast!
Visit Ueno park in the morning and reserve your spot
Pick-up some food and drinks nearby if you haven’t prepared some, and enjoy the amazing atmosphere with friends old and new
Visit one of the nearby shrines and enjoy a different view of the cherry blossoms
Head out and party the rest of the day (and night) away at a nearby karaoke place
Take a train to the famous Naka-Meguro area (worth the trip, we promise)
Stroll along the lantern-lined river surrounded by pretty cherry blossom trees (illumination is from 17:00–21:00, from the end of March to early April)
Enjoy food and drink from the many food stalls
Visit an amusement center in nearby Shibuya and take a purikura (photo booth) picture as a memento of the day
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The most widespread sakura tree in Japan, it is pink when it starts blossoming, and later turns to white.
These blossoms have multiple layers, and grow large and fluffy, which makes this particular tree truly gorgeous. It blooms about 1-2 weeks after the somei yoshino.
This is a weeping cherry tree with drooping branches. It resembles a gigantic pink willow at its peak, and is a well-loved favorite of many. Shidarezakura is the designated flower of Kyoto prefecture.
The real name of this flower is moss phlox but it is also known as garden sakura in April-May, when its beautiful pink color covers the outdoor fields. Blooming later than cherry trees, shibazakura is perfect for hanami late in the season.
During the cherry blossom season you can try limited-edition and seasonal sakura sweets. Not only does nature turn pink, but many shops are also decorated in sakura themes. You can try sakura-mochi and other sakura-flavoured Japanese sweets. Be sure to taste them during your spring trip to Japan!