1. Nakameguro cherry blossoms
    Photo: Trackzipp/DreamstimeAn undated stock photo of Meguro River during cherry blossom season
  2. Nakameguro Sakura
    Photo: Torsakarin/Dreamstime
  • Things to do, Festivals

Nakameguro Sakura Light-Up


Time Out says

Nakameguro is one of Tokyo’s most popular sakura spots, with cherry blossom trees lining the Meguro River that runs through this neighbourhood. This area is renowned for its cherry blossom trees, which create a canopy of pink over the water. You’ll find local restaurants and shops with stalls set up along the river, and the sakura trees lit up with pretty pink lanterns from sunset to 8pm.

This part of Nakameguro gets very crowded, especially on weekends during peak bloom, so there will be some restrictions and traffic control in place to manage the crowds. Eating and drinking while walking is discouraged, as is putting down a sheet to have a picnic under the trees. If you want to find some quieter spots, head over early in the morning or try to move further down the river away from Nakameguro Station.

While the light-up runs every evening until March 31, the Nakameguro Sakura Festival is happening for one weekend only on March 23 and 24. During this special event, you'll be able to enjoy a number of events and live performances including taiko drumming, music from the Komazawa University Brass Band, hula dancing, and much more.

Following the Nakameguro Sakura Festival will be the Meguro Sakura Festival on the next weekend, March 30 and 31. This takes place closer towards Meguro Station.


Event website:
Opening hours:
Sunset to 8pm
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