Stunning Sakura! Cherry Blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo

Ueno Park is one of the most popular free places to go for cherry blossom viewing.  It gets really, really crowded, but there are so many different types of cherry blossom trees in many different areas, so it’s a must visit if you are in Japan during the cherry blossom season.


There is a nice route around the lake, lined with cherry blossom trees.ueno_park_cherry_blossom2

 Good timing for cherry blossoms!


The park can look like it’s all blocked up with people, but try to venture in as the cherry blossoms are very much worth the crowds.

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The best, and cheapest, way to enjoy cherry blossoms is to get a mat and sit under the trees with friends, drinks and snacks.ueno_park_cherry_blossom4

Grab a beer and relax under the trees….


…with your dressed-up bunny rabbits!

More information can be found at our Ueno Park travel guide.  Also, be sure to check out our cherry blossom guide.

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.