Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Yanesen

Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Yanesen

As spring approaches, the charming neighborhoods of Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi come alive with the vibrant hues of cherry blossoms, creating a picturesque scene that attracts visitors from near and far. In this post, you will learn about some of the best cherry blossom spots in Yanesen. From hidden gems nestled amidst historic shrines to peaceful parks adorned with cherry blossom trees, Yanesen offers many beautiful cherry blossom locations to experience the beauty of sakura season. Whether you’re a local resident or a traveler planning your visit to Tokyo, you will find some beautiful and secret spots in Yanesen to enjoy cherry blossoms in this post.

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Nishi-Nippori Park

Located just up a hill beside Nishi-Nippori Station you will find Nishi-Nippori Park, which features a simple playground surrounded by lush greenery. The park is surrounded by railway lines and main roads, but exudes a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. With Japanese zelkova and camphor trees, it’s the perfect park to relax and watch sunlight filter through the trees, especially in the morning. The cherry blossoms transform the park into beautiful shades of pink, making it a nice spot to visit in sakura season for those wanting to avoid crowds.

Suwa Shrine

Located a short walk from Nishi-Nippori Park, Suwa Shrine is frequently visited by train enthusiasts and railway-loving children for its proximity to railway tracks, which are overshadowed by beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring. The abundant natural greenery becomes dotted with cherry blossom hues of pink, creating a scene straight out of an anime.

Okakura Tenshin Memorial Park

Formerly the residence of Okakura Tenshin, a pivotal figure in Japanese art and culture, Okakura Tenshin Memorial Park pays homage to his legacy. Despite its modest appearance, the well-maintained park exudes a tranquil and pleasant atmosphere, becoming a hidden gem for cherry blossom viewing in the spring. Visitors can wander through the park’s winding paths, marveling at the beauty of the blossoms and immersing themselves in the tranquility of nature.

Motomishima Shrine

Motomishima Shrine is a small shrine with many flourishing cherry blossoms in the spring, making it a spot you definitely need to visit! As the cherry blossoms bloom, the shrine’s grounds are transformed into a breathtaking spectacle of delicate pink hues, creating a serene atmosphere that invites contemplation and reflection. With its picturesque surroundings and vibrant cherry blossoms, a visit to Motomishima Shrine is sure to leave a lasting impression and create cherished memories of the hanami season.

Yanaka Cemetery

In the heart of Yanaka Cemetery lies “Sakura Street,” a road lined with cherry blossoms on both sides. There are over 200 cherry blossom trees at the cemetery that blossom beautifully in the spring. Besides enjoying cherry blossoms, visitors can pay respects to historical figures like Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last shogun, Eiichi Shibusawa, whose portrait is on the 10,000 yen bill, and Hachiko, the loyal dog whose statue stands in front of Shibuya Station.

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Ueno Park

No list of cherry blossom spots in Yanesen is complete without mentioning Ueno Park, a short walk away from the Yanesen area. The cherry blossoms in full bloom throughout the vast park are truly breathtaking! As the cherry trees burst into bloom, the park is transformed into a sea of delicate pink and white blossoms, creating a stunning backdrop for visitors to enjoy. Locals and tourists alike flock to the park to partake in hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of flower viewing. Families gather beneath the trees for picnics, friends stroll along the pathways and photographers capture the beauty of the blossoms in full bloom.

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