The best places for cherry blossoms in Tokyo

It’s cherry blossom week from today onwards in Tokyo, living a #Travelife.

Actually, it’s a bit early. But thankfully, after the cold spell a few days ago, it suddenly turned warm today and many of the trees were in full bloom when we took a walk tonight.

That’s good news for everyone.

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Here are my personal favourite places for viewing the beautiful sakura, which will only be at their peak for about five days at most.

Not necessarily in order:

1) The Komaba campus of Tokyo University. This is the best kept-secret among locals as it has beautiful cherry trees and not too many people. If you can get in through a very discrete side gate, you’ll find the place practically all to yourself.

2) Shoto Park, Shibuya. This is a small but beautiful park in one of Tokyo’s best neighbourhoods. It’s beautiful in all seasons, but especially in sakura season.

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3) Yoyogi Park and the park adjacent to NHK.

4) Meguro River walkway

5) The Imperial Palace moat/ Kudan Kaikan area

6) Inokashira Park in the suburbs of Tokyo