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Best Cherry Blossom Festivals and Events in Tokyo, 2019

People wait all year for the cherry blossoms, or sakura, to bloom in Japan. You won’t want to miss this gorgeous burst of color as spring makes its appearance in March. Here are some of the best sakura events in Tokyo for 2019.

Best Cherry Blossom Festivals and Events in Tokyo, 2019

Index

  • Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

  • Midtown Blossom 2019, Roppongi

  • Interactive Springtime Art at EPSON teamLab Borderless, Odaiba

  • “Sakura and Jellyfish” at the Sumida Aquarium, Oshiage

  • Nihonbashi Sakura Festival 2019, Nihonbashi

  • Yomiuri Land “Yozakura Jewellumination,” Inagi

  • Sakura Chill Bar by Saga, Omotesando

  • Hotel Gajoen Art Exhibits at “Hyakudan Kaidan,” Meguro

  • Ueno Sakura Festival, Ueno

  • Rikugi-en Weeping Cherry Tree and Daimyotei Garden Light-Up, Komagome

  • Meguro River Sakura Festival

  • Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

    Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

    Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

    Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

    Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

    Ueno Park is famous for its Cherry Blossom Viewing, or “hanami.” But a trip to the Tokyo National Museum Garden will make for an extra special outing. With 10 varieties of cherry blossoms and 5 teahouses, it’s the perfect venue for traditional hanami. Selected artwork depicting hanami and cherry blossoms over the centuries is also on display in the museum.

    Where: Tokyo National Museum in Ueno
    When: March 12 - April 7, 2019
    Entry Fee: 620 yen*
    *see website for details
    URL: https://www.tnm.jp/

    Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

    Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno

    Tokyo National Museum
    rating 199 Reviews
    Address
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 13-9
    Phone
    0357778600
  • Midtown Blossom 2019, Roppongi

    Midtown Blossom 2019, Roppongi

    Midtown Blossom 2019, Roppongi

    Midtown Blossom 2019, Roppongi

    Midtown Blossom 2019, Roppongi

    For a more upscale cherry blossom viewing experience, the Midtown Blossom event in Roppongi is highly recommended. Terraces and skywalks offer excellent views of city streets lined with sakura, and there’s also the opportunity to sip sparkling rosé in an outdoor lounge. The nighttime illumination of the cherry blossoms is another special treat.

    Where: Tokyo Midtown Garden, Roppongi
    When: March 15 - April 14, 2019
    URL: http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/

    Tokyo Midtown
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-1 others
    Phone
    0334753100
  • Interactive Springtime Art at EPSON teamLab Borderless, Odaiba

    Interactive Springtime Art at EPSON teamLab Borderless, Odaiba

    Interactive Springtime Art at EPSON teamLab Borderless, Odaiba

    This interactive art museum offers exhibits that can only be experienced in spring. Immersive works include “Forest of Resonating Lamps - One Stroke, Cherry Blossoms,” which, from March to April, is collection of sakura-colored lamps in a reflective space, and “Memory of Topography,” in which you walk among a changing projection of plant life.

    Where: Mori Building Digital Art Museum, Odaiba
    When: March - May 2019*
    *Depending on exhibit
    Entry Fee: 3,200 yen*
    *See website for details
    URL: https://borderless.teamlab.art/jp/

    Mori building Digital art Museum : Epson Team lab Borderless
    Address
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 1-3-8 Odaiba Palette Town
    Phone
  • “Sakura and Jellyfish” at the Sumida Aquarium, Oshiage

    “Sakura and Jellyfish” at the Sumida Aquarium, Oshiage

    “Sakura and Jellyfish” at the Sumida Aquarium, Oshiage

    An interactive art exhibit at the Sumida Aquarium, this kaleidoscopic tunnel with almost 5000 mirrors provides visitors with shifting images of cherry blossoms set against jellyfish enclosures.
    The floor changes from fallen blossoms to the water’s surface, and they both interact with your footsteps.

    Where: Sumida Aquarium
    When: March 16 - April 25, 2019
    Entry Fee: 2,050 yen*
    *See website for details
    URL: https://www.sumida-aquarium.com/

    SUMIDA AQUARIUM
    rating 754 Reviews
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Sky Tree Town/Sola Massi 5/6 F
    Phone
    0356191821
  • Nihonbashi Sakura Festival 2019, Nihonbashi

    Nihonbashi Sakura Festival 2019, Nihonbashi

    Nihonbashi Sakura Festival 2019, Nihonbashi

    Among the cherry-blossom themed food and exhibitions at the Sakura Festival are “The Tree of Light” and the “Sakura Carpet.”
    Made from 10,000 LEDs, “The Tree of Light” is 8 meters tall and responds to wind, sound, and movement, while the “Sakura Carpet” is 16 meters of interactive flooring filled with cherry blossoms.

    Where: Nihonbashi
    When: March 15 - April 7, 2019

    COREDO Muromachi
    Address
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-2-1
    Phone
  • Yomiuri Land “Yozakura Jewellumination,” Inagi

    Yomiuri Land “Yozakura Jewellumination,” Inagi

    Yomiuri Land “Yozakura Jewellumination,” Inagi

    Yomiuri Land “Yozakura Jewellumination,” Inagi

    Yomiuri Land “Yozakura Jewellumination,” Inagi

    This larger-than-life illumination boasts over 6,000,000 lights, including a 180 meter pathway lined with cherry trees. From March 21 to April 7, 2019, the park will feature a nighttime event that uses the light pink of cherry blossoms as the base color for several park attractions. Sensory overload has never been so befitting of spring.

    Where: Yomiuri Land
    When: March 21 - April 7, 2019
    Entry Fee: 1,400 yen*
    *See website for details
    URL: http://www.yomiuriland.com/

    Yomiuri Land
    Address
    Tokyo Inagishi Yanokuchi 4015-1
    Phone
    0449661111
  • Sakura Chill Bar by Saga, Omotesando

    Sakura Chill Bar by Saga, Omotesando

    Sakura Chill Bar by Saga, Omotesando

    Sakura Chill Bar by Saga, Omotesando

    Sakura Chill Bar by Saga, Omotesando

    This relaxed sake bar features a “Sakura Pool,” which is as amazing as it sounds. With over 1,200,000 cherry blossom petals, the “pool” rises to knee height and begs you to have a seat. Take your pick from 23 types of sake particular to Saga and chill out with your favorite people during a hanami to remember.

    Where: Sakura Chill Bar by Saga
    When: March 22 - 31, 2019
    URL: http://afroand.co/sakurachillbar_sagansake/

    IKI - BA
    Address
    Tokyo Minato Minamiaoyama 3-13 COMMUNE 2 nd
    Phone
    0364472457
  • Hotel Gajoen Art Exhibits at “Hyakudan Kaidan,” Meguro

    Hotel Gajoen Art Exhibits at “Hyakudan Kaidan,” Meguro

    Hotel Gajoen Art Exhibits at “Hyakudan Kaidan,” Meguro

    Hotel Gajoen Art Exhibits at “Hyakudan Kaidan,” Meguro

    Hotel Gajoen Art Exhibits at “Hyakudan Kaidan,” Meguro

    Starting March 28, the Hotel Gajoen opens its doors to welcome visitors for special art exhibits at “Hyakudan Kaidan,” a stairwell of cultural heritage that displays traditional pieces depicting cherry blossom viewing. See how spring has changed and remained the same over centuries of artwork.

    Where: Hotel Gajoen, Meguro
    When: March 28 - April 21, 2019
    Entry Fee: 1,600 yen*
    *See website for details
    URL: https://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/event/sakura2019

    Address
    東京都目黒区下目黒1-8-1
    Phone
    0334914111
  • Ueno Sakura Festival, Ueno

    Ueno Sakura Festival, Ueno

    Ueno Sakura Festival, Ueno

    As one of the most widely-known spots in Japan for hanami, Ueno does not disappoint with its offerings for sakura. There are over 800 cherry trees and 1000 paper lanterns to provide a warm cherry blossom viewing experience shared by millions of locals and visitors every year.

    Where: Ueno Park
    When: March 21 - April 7 (expected dates)
    URL: http://www.ueno.or.jp/

    Ueno-onshi-koen Park
    Address
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen - Ikenohata 3
    Phone
    0338285644
  • Rikugi-en Weeping Cherry Tree and Daimyotei Garden Light-Up, Komagome

    Rikugi-en Weeping Cherry Tree and Daimyotei Garden Light-Up, Komagome

    Rikugi-en Weeping Cherry Tree and Daimyotei Garden Light-Up, Komagome

    Rikugi-en Weeping Cherry Tree and Daimyotei Garden Light-Up, Komagome

    Rikugi-en Weeping Cherry Tree and Daimyotei Garden Light-Up, Komagome

    The weeping cherry tree is a main attraction of Rikugi-en gardens, and it deserves the attention. Standing 15 meters high and spanning over 20 meters across, this cherry tree is breathtaking when it’s in full bloom.
    Open until 9 p.m. during early spring, the light-up of the park and its weeping cherry tree are an easy pick.

    Where: Rikugi-en
    When: March 21 - April 3, 2019
    Entry Fee: 300 yen*
    *See website for details
    URL: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index031.html

    Rikugien Gardens
    Address
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Honkomagome 6
    Phone
    0339412222
  • Meguro River Sakura Festival

    Meguro River Sakura Festival

    Meguro River Sakura Festival

    Centered around Naka-Meguro Station, the Meguro River Sakura Festival offers several events, including the nighttime illumination of the cherry trees and live performances by junior high school marching bands. Sakura line both sides of the Meguro River, making for a tender scene at both the beginning and end of the season.

    Where: Near Naka-Meguro Station and along the Meguro River
    When: Late March to early April, 2019
    URL: http://www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/gyosei/shokai_rekishi/event/sakura.html

    Meguro River Cherry Trees
    Address
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Meguro Kawazoe road
    Phone
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