Cherry Blossom Blizzard at Ueno Park!
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It introduces the cherry blossom blizzard at Ueno Park in Taito, Tokyo.
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In this video, we see the cherry trees standing in rows at Ueno Park along Sakura Dori, a street famous for the statue of Saigo Takamori, in full bloom.
The cherry blossom petals fall like a snowstorm, dyeing the surrounding area pink.
The beautiful video of Japan in the spring is filled with the applause and cheers of many tourists.
It's a must-see!
Ueno Park is one of the most popular hanami sites in Japan and is just a two-minute walk from Ueno Station on foot.
The park has a long history and was designated the first public park in Japan in 1873.
Officially called "Ueno Onshi Park," Ueno Park has many popular attractions including Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Zoo, where pandas attract many tourists, The National Museum of Western Art, which was designated a World Heritage Site for its Le Corbusier architecture, and more.
The park is popular among people for its historical, cultural, artistic, and natural views.
The verdant park has around 1,200 cherry trees and many people visit every spring, when the cherry blossoms come into bloom.
Recently, the park has attracted increasing numbers of overseas tourists as well.
Cherry Blossoms in Ueno Park and the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival!
Since about 40 species of both early and late blooming cherry trees, including Yoshino cherries, are planted in Ueno Park, you can enjoy hanami for around two months, from March until the end of April.
The Annual Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival is organized when the Yoshino cherries are at their best and the park makes for one of the best hanami spots in Tokyo.
The schedule changes every year based on the bloom forecast. In 2019, the festival was held between March 21st and April 7th.
During the festival, tourists can enjoy a quaint view of cherry blossoms illuminated by bonbori (a type of Japanese paper lamp) at night.
Planning a hanami trip at night is another great idea if you're looking to avoid the crowds.
Ueno Park is of course lined with many stalls and a large number of tourists enjoy hanami parties while sitting on picnic blankets.
You can enjoy viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms while eating delicious food at a hanami party with friends!
Information on the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival
Photo：Shinobazu and Cherry Blossoms at Ueno Park
The best place to see the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park is from the Sakura Dori (さくら通り, Sakura-dori) Street and the Shinobazu Pond boat ramp to the Ueno Park Open-Air Stage.
You can also enjoy the wonderful view of cherry blossoms reflecting off the pond's surface while on a boat ride.
During the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival, events including the antique market are also held.
Beside the stalls, Ueno Park has many restaurants and cafes to enjoy delicious food while viewing cherry blossoms as well.
As the area around Ueno Station has many restaurants where takeout options are available, you can spend a whole day here enjoying tourist spots in the area and the view of the cherry blossoms.
Although Ueno Park has parking lots, they are often full by early morning during the cherry blossom season.
That being said, the best way to visit the park is by public transportation.
Summary of the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival
The Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival in Ueno Park is a festival in Japan's spring that everyone should visit at least once.
Since Ueno Park is one of the most popular hanami spots, you may need to save a place to have a hanami party during the flowering season when many tourists are gathering. You don't need to worry about restrooms since there are plenty throughout the park.
If you're lucky, you can see the instagrammable, mystic view of the surrounding landscape dyed pink by the falling cherry blossoms.
Experience the beauty of Japan's cherry blossoms with the video!
【Address】3-chome Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
【Access】A two-minute walk from JR/Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ueno Station, and a one-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Line
【Hours】5 a.m. – 11 p.m.