Sakura has started! Shinjuku Gyoen Garden Cherry Blossoms

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is one of the best places to enjoy the cherry blossoms in Tokyo.  I recently went there to see if ‘sakura‘ had already started.  Many of the trees were already in full bloom, while others were nearly, nearly there.


 This tree greets you at the Okubo entrance.


Some of the trees were already in full bloom on 26th March.shinjuku_gyoen_sakura3

These trees were rather popular!

shinjuku_gyoen_sakura4The lakes in the garden are dotted with various cherry blossom trees.


shinjuku_gyoen_sakura6It will take a few more days for some of the trees.

shinjuku_gyoen_sakura7Even the ones that are not yet in full bloom are worth coming to see.

shinjuku_gyoen_sakura8There are loads of different types, so it’s not really a case of ‘seen it, got the t-shirt’.


There are lots of places to have a nice relaxing sit down, or sleep, under the cherry blossom trees!

For more information, check out our Shinjuku Gyoen Garden travel guide.

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.