From March 24 to April 4, this cherry blossom festival takes over the 700m-long Chidorigafuchi Ryokudo promenade near the Imperial Palace, which has around 250 sakura trees. During the day, you can stroll along the Chidorigafuchi moat or even hop on a rowboat to see the cherry blossoms from the water.
Boats are available at the Chidorigafuchi Boat Parking from 10am-5pm (except Mondays); rental costs ¥800 for 30 minutes and ¥1,600 for an hour. Keep in mind that it gets super busy during sakura season, so be prepared to queue.
Come nightfall you can enjoy the pink sakura trees lit up in LED lights. If you get tired from walking around, hop on the Sakura Matsuri-go, a free shuttle bus that takes you through the best cherry blossom viewing spots in the area.
You’ll also find a special sakura information booth at the Chiyoda Tourist Information Center, from where you can get information on the neighbourhood's cherry blossom-viewing spots and also shop for exclusive sakura merchandise.