This slice of zen in central Tokyo is looked after by The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Science and covers a 16-hectare greenspace with roughly 2,000 plant species. The most photogenic spot to enjoy the blossoms is along the cherry tree alley that’s lined with beautiful somei-yoshino trees. Picnics are allowed under the sakura trees here, too, so pack a lunch and park yourself beneath the pink blossoms for a leisurely afternoon.
With the cold of winter behind us, our great city has transitioned into spring mode. In other words, the 2023 Tokyo sakura season has begun, with the flowers already blooming around the city.
You can find cherry blossoms in many places across Tokyo, from the city's best parks including Shinjuku Gyoen and Ueno Park, to pretty suburban streets in Nakameguro, Shibuya and Kunitachi. So with cameras at the ready, off you go to these top places in Tokyo for the most beautiful spring blooms.
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