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Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing in Tokyo!

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It introduces popular places to enjoy nighttime cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo.

There are many spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy viewing wonderful cherry blossoms at night, so if you find a spot that interests you after watching the video, be sure to give it a visit!

Famous Nighttime Cherry Blossom Locations in Tokyo

Image of cherry blossoms at night at Ueno Park, Tokyo
Photo:Cherry blossoms at night at Ueno Park, Tokyo

At the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival in Ueno Park, shown at 6:19 in the video, approximately 1,200 cherry trees in the park and Ueno Zoo are lit up at night.
The cherry blossoms around Shinobazu Pond are also a must-see.

There are also dances at the Kiyomizu Hall, a flower market, and an antique fair during the cherry blossom festival.
The cherry blossoms in Ueno Park have been loved by the people of Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.) and have been selected as one of the Top 100 Cherry Blossom Sites in Japan.

The Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival held along the Meguro River, which can be seen at 4:01 in the video, is decorated with bonbori lanterns that illuminate some 800 cherry trees, providing a spectacular view great for taking Instagram photos.
These areas are lit up at night, creating a fantastic contrast to the daytime scenery.
Be sure to take the Meguro River Cherry Blossom Cruise and enjoy the fantastic illumination of the cherry blossoms at night.

The Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival is held at Chidorigafuchi on the west side of the Imperial Palace and around the British Embassy.
Approximately 260 cherry trees can be seen in bloom at the boat ramp and other locations, creating a spectacular view.

Image of Tokyo Midtown cherry blossom light up
Photo:Tokyo Midtown cherry blossom light up

Also, at the 200-meter Sakura-dori Avenue in front of Garden Terrace in Tokyo Midtown, shown at 0:30 in the video, a popular event called "MIDTOWN BLOSSOM" is held when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Another place to check out is the nighttime cherry blossom viewing at ARK Hills in Roppongi Hills, which can be seen at 1:43 in the video. At the ARK Hills Cherry Blossom Festival, you can stroll through a 700-meter tunnel of cherry blossoms lined with approximately 150 ancient cherry trees on Sakura-zaka (桜坂) and Spain-zaka (スペイン坂). You can also view the cherry blossoms at night from the bridge that connects to ARK Hills South Tower.

Summary of Tokyo’s Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing

There are many places to view the cherry blossoms at night in Tokyo, from popular spots to hidden gems.
In addition, there are many restaurants and cafes in Tokyo that serve delicious meals, and many food stalls where you can buy drinks and gourmet food during the night cherry blossom season.

When exploring the night cherry blossoms in Tokyo, be sure to look up the best forms of transportation.
In addition, you could also consider booking a hotel so you can go sightseeing at your leisure.

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Last Updated : Mar. 7, 2023
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Explore Some of the Most Popular Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Tokyo! Cherry Blossoms Lit up at Night Create a Fantastical Atmosphere You Can’t Experience in the Daytime!
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